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Hybrid Radio Resource Management with Limited Channel Feedback Information in Relay enhanced OFDMA Networks

Arnold, P. (2018). Hybrid Radio Resource Management with Limited Channel Feedback Information in Relay enhanced OFDMA Networks. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City, University of London)


In orthogonal frequency division multiple access based mobile networks buffer aided nontransparent in-band half duplex decode-and-forward relay nodes aim to improve coverage and capacity under fairness considerations. The existing centralized radio resource management and inter-cell interference coordination schemes can achieve this goals, although at the cost of a heavy signalling overhead. This cost is a critical issue, particularly for the frequency division duplex downlink transmission. On the other hand, the fully decentralized schemes often focus on different types of frequency reuse schemes with smaller amount of necessary feedback. Here, it is often overseen that in a practical deployment, the backhaul link quality is the bottleneck of the two-hop transmission, and the backhaul link is often modelled way too optimistically. Moreover, it is necessary to allocate radio resources to single hop mobile stations as well, which further limits the possible data rates of the relay-attached users. The research presented in this Thesis aims to improve the backhaul link quality in relay-assisted cellular networks under full consideration of practical constraints. In order to minimize the required channel feedback overhead this work proposes a hybrid radio resource management scheme consisting of three adapted procedures. The hybrid radio resource management scheme includes an adapted decentralized cell selection metric which improves the possibility to gain from the relays in the system for each user. A macro cell-centralized synchronous procedure is proposed, which is responsible to allocate the radio resources in each transmission time interval. Furthermore, an asynchronous network-centralized subband power allocation scheme with very limited feedback is proposed to maximize the wireless backhaul link quality with no losses for single-hop Mobile Station (MS)s. Comprehensive system level simulation results show stable fairness and improved throughput of the proposed hybrid radio resource management scheme. In addition possible energy savings for the shared channel are presented.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: Doctoral Theses
School of Science & Technology
School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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