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Suboptimal Rate Adaptive Resource Allocation for Downlink OFDMA Systems

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Author(s): Sanam Sadr | Alagan Anpalagan | Kaamran Raahemifar

Journal: International Journal of Vehicular Technology
ISSN 1687-5702

Volume: 2009;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
This paper aims to study the performance of low complexity adaptive resource allocation in the downlink of OFDMA systems with fixed or variable rate requirements (with fairness consideration). Two suboptimal resource allocation algorithms are proposed using the simplifying assumption of transmit power over the entire bandwidth. The objective of the first algorithm is to maximize the total throughput while maintaining rate proportionality among the users. The proposed suboptimal algorithm prioritizes the user with the highest sensitivity to the subcarrier allocation, and the variance over the subchannel gains is used to define the sensitivity of each user. The second algorithm concerns rate adaptive resource allocation in multiuser systems with fixed rate constraints. We propose a suboptimal joint subchannel and power allocation algorithm which prioritizes the users with the highest required data rates. The main feature of this algorithm is its low complexity while achieving the rate requirements.
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