Fairness and User Rate Distribution in Joint Processing Systems

Kaltakis, D., Imran, M. A. , Katranaras, E. and Hoshyar, R. (2010) Fairness and User Rate Distribution in Joint Processing Systems. In: 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Cape Town, South Africa, 23-27 May 2010, ISBN 9781424464043 (doi:10.1109/ICC.2010.5502310)

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In this paper we provide a geometric and mathematical model that can be used to evaluate the user rate distribution for a cellular system under the notion of a hyper-receiver incorporating realistic system parameters. Variable cell sizes and different location-based decoding orders are analysed and the uplink user rate distribution of a cellular system in which each transmitted signal experiences a distance dependent path loss, fast fading and slow fading, is derived. Interestingly enough, among the three different decoding orders examined, the forward one provides the best results both in terms of fairness (larger percentage of users get satisfactory rates) and minimum rate. The difference among the decoding orders becomes even more notable as the cell sizes increase. There has also to be noted that none of these decoding orders affect the sum-rate.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Kaltakis, D., Imran, M. A., Katranaras, E., and Hoshyar, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Published Online:01 July 2010

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