Proportional fair-based in-cell routing for relay-enhanced cellular networks

Ma, Zhangchao and Xiang, Wei and Long, Hang and Wang, Wenbo (2011) Proportional fair-based in-cell routing for relay-enhanced cellular networks. In: 2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2011) , 28-31 Mar 2011, Cancun, Mexico.


This paper focuses on how to associate users with serving nodes in order to achieve improved fairness and efficiency for the cellular networks enhanced with multiple relay nodes (RNs). We first formulate the generalized proportional fair (GPF) problem with the aim of providing fairness for all users served by the evolved node B (eNB) and its subordinate RNs. Routing is incorporated into the GPF problem as part of the resource allocation strategy. Assuming traditional proportional fair (PF) scheduling algorithm is executed independently at the eNB and each RN, we propose efficient PF-based routing algorithm aiming at optimizing the GPF objective, which also takes into account the impact of relay link resource allocation. Through system-level simulations, the proposed algorithm is evaluated and compared with both non-relaying and relaying systems with benchmark routing algorithms. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm can achieve better system throughput and fairness performance.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 01:56
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 02:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiple relay nodes; wireless networks
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/WCNC.2011.5779193

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