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Joint Link Adaptation and User Scheduling With HARQ in Multicell Environments
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Signal Processing.
Ericsson Res, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, ISSN 0018-9545, E-ISSN 1939-9359, Vol. 65, no 3, 1292-1302 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Intercell interference (ICI) is one of the most critical factors affecting performance of cellular networks. In this paper, we investigate a joint link adaptation and user scheduling problem for a multicell downlink employing hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) techniques, where the ICI exists among cells. We first propose an approximation method on aggregated ICI for analyzing an effective signal-to-interference-and-noise ratio (SINR) with the HARQ technique at users, which is known as identical path-loss approximation (IPLA). Based on the proposed IPLA, we propose a transmission rate selection algorithm maximizing an expected throughput at each user. We also propose a simple but effective cross-layer framework jointly combining transmission rate adaptation and user scheduling techniques, considering both HARQ and ICI. It is shown that the statistical distribution of the effective SINR at users based on the IPLA agrees well with the empirical distribution, while the conventional Gaussian approximation (GA) does not work well in the case that dominant ICIs exist. Thus, IPLA enables base stations (BSs) to choose more accurate transmission rates. Furthermore, the proposed IPLA-based cross-layer policy outperforms existing policies in terms of both system throughput and user fairness.

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IEEE , 2016. Vol. 65, no 3, 1292-1302 p.
Keyword [en]
Cross-layer optimization, hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ), intercell interference (ICI), link adaptation, user scheduling
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Signal Processing
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185648DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2015.2412693ISI: 000372831500026ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84963853670OAI: diva2:923622
10th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), OCT, 2014, Coimbra, PORTUGAL

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Available from: 2016-04-27 Created: 2016-04-25 Last updated: 2016-04-27Bibliographically approved

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