Frequency planning for clustered jointly processed cellular multiple access channel

Majid, M. I., Imran, M. A. and Hoshyar, R. (2013) Frequency planning for clustered jointly processed cellular multiple access channel. IET Communications, 7(16), pp. 1739-1752. (doi:10.1049/iet-com.2012.0513)

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Abstract

Owing to limited resources, it is hard to guarantee minimum service levels to all users in conventional cellular systems. Although global cooperation of access points (APs) is considered promising, practical means of enhancing efficiency of cellular systems is by considering distributed or clustered jointly processed APs. The authors present a novel `quality of service (QoS) balancing scheme' to maximise sum rate as well as achieve cell-based fairness for clustered jointly processed cellular multiple access channel (referred to as CC-CMAC). Closed-form cell level QoS balancing function is derived. Maximisation of this function is proved as an NP hard problem. Hence, using power-frequency granularity, a modified genetic algorithm (GA) is proposed. For inter site distance (ISD) <; 500 m, results show that with no fairness considered, the upper bound of the capacity region is achievable. Applying hard fairness restraints on users transmitting in moderately dense AP system, 20% reduction in sum rate contribution increases fairness by upto 10%. The flexible QoS can be applied on a GA-based centralised dynamic frequency planner architecture.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Majid, M. I., Imran, M. A., and Hoshyar, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:IET Communications
Publisher:The Institution of Engineering and Technology
ISSN:1751-8628
ISSN (Online):1751-8636
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Institute of Engineering and Technology
First Published:First published in IET Communications 7(16): 1739-1752
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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