Reference : Fair Resource Allocation for OFDMA Femtocell Networks With Macrocell Protection
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Fair Resource Allocation for OFDMA Femtocell Networks With Macrocell Protection
Ha, Vu Nguyen mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > SigCom >]
Le, Long Bao []
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
United States
[en] Femtocell networks ; interference management ; subchannel assignment (SA)
[en] We consider the joint subchannel allocation and power control problem for orthogonal frequency-division multiple-access (OFDMA) femtocell networks in this paper. Specifically, we are interested in the fair resource-sharing solution for users in each femtocell that maximizes the total minimum spectral efficiency of all femtocells subject to protection constraints for the prioritized macro users. Toward this end, we present the mathematical formulation for the uplink resource-allocation problem and propose an optimal exhaustive search algorithm. Given the exponential complexity of the optimal algorithm, we develop a distributed and low-complexity algorithm to find an efficient solution for the problem. We prove that the proposed algorithm converges and we analyze its complexity. Then, we extend the proposed algorithm in three different directions, namely, downlink context, resource allocation with rate adaption for femto users, and consideration of a hybrid access strategy where some macro users are allowed to connect with nearby femto base stations (FBSs) to improve the performance of the femto tier. Finally, numerical results are presented to demonstrate the desirable performance of the proposed algorithms.

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