Fairness-aware resource partition and routing in relay-enhanced orthogonal-frequency-division-multiple-accessing cellular networks

Wang, J. and Ma, Z. and Lv, Z. and Sheng, Y. and Xiang, W. (2012) Fairness-aware resource partition and routing in relay-enhanced orthogonal-frequency-division-multiple-accessing cellular networks. IET Communications, 6 (16). pp. 2613-2620. ISSN 1751-8628


Unlike conventional cellular networks where the evolved Node B (eNB) performs centralised scheduling, future relay-enhanced cellular (REC) networks allow relay nodes (RNs) to schedule users independently. This decentralised nature of the REC networks brings about challenges to maintain fairness. In this study, we formulate the generalised proportional fair (GPF) resource allocation problem, where resource partition and routing are included as part of the overall radio resource management aiming to provide fairness across all users served by the eNB and its subordinate RNs. Although the traditional proportional fair scheduling algorithm is executed independently at the eNB and each RN to maintain local fairness, we propose efficient resource partition and routing algorithms to maintain global fairness by optimising the GPF objective for the whole relay-enhanced cell. Through system level simulations, the proposed algorithms are evaluated and compared with both non-relaying and relaying systems with benchmark resource partition and routing algorithms. The simulation results show that the proposed algorithms outperform the existing algorithms in providing a better trade-off between system throughput and fairness performance.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 00:16
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 00:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: relays; cellular networks; REC networks; resource management; resource allocation
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
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 > 890199 Communication Networks and Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1049/iet-com.2011.0392
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23288

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