Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Seminar: Joint User Pairing and Resource Allocation for Multiuser SC-FDMA Transmission

Wolfgang Gerstacker - visitor CM, from Univ. Erlangen-Nurnberg

Communication systems

Date: September 14, 2011

Location: Eurecom - Salle EN05

In this talk, a strategy is proposed that combines user pairing and spectrum allocation for a virtual multiple-input multiple-output (V-MIMO) single-carrier frequency-division multiple-access (SC-FDMA) transmission over intersymbol interference (ISI) channels. The users are equipped with a single antenna each, where always two or more users, composing one pair or group, transmit their data in the same time slot and frequency band. The receiver at the base station is assmued to utilize multiple antennas and separates the users of each pair/group with a multiuser equalizer. For this, linear minimum mean-squared error (MMSE) equalization and successive interference cancellation (SIC), respectively, are chosen. A solution for the combined optimization of user pairing and spectrum allocation is proposed and evaluated by simulations for a transmission in the uplink of E-UTRA Long Term Evolution (LTE). The simulation results show that the proposed algorithm yields significant gains compared to random user pairing/grouping and spectrum allocation. It is also shown that, despite its considerably lower complexity, the performance of the novel algorithm is very close to that of the optimum solution that can only be found by a very complex full search.


Joint User Pairing and Resource Allocation for Multiuser SC-FDMA Transmission