An Adaptive Packet Scheduling Algorithm in OFDM Systems with Smart Antennas

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Diao, Zhifeng; Shen, Dongxu; Shen, Dongxu; Li, Victor O. K. (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

To maximize system throughput and guarantee the quality of service (QoS) of multimedia traffic in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) systems with smart antennas, a new packet scheduler is introduced to consider QoS requirements, packet location in the frame, and modulation scheme. In OFDM, several consecutive subcarriers are grouped as a frequency subband. Each subband in a frame can be reused by several users with smart antennas. In this paper, based on the Best-Fit algorithm proposed for TDMA and the physical features of OFDM, a new packet scheduler is proposed to allocate different BER-classified traffics into the frame. Adaptive modulation is also applied in the scheduler. When compared with existing schedulers, our scheduler achieves higher system capacity with much reduced complexity. The use of adaptive modulation further enhances the system capacity. Simulation results demonstrate that as the traffic load increases, the new scheduler has much better performance in system throughput, average delay, and packet loss rate.