Joint adaptive combining and multiuser down-link scheduling

Ki Hong Park*, Young Chai Ko, Mohamed Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we propose two different types of multiuser access scheme based on assembling the schemes of (i) the switch and examine scheduling in the network layer and (ii) the joint adaptive modulation and output-threshold maximal ratio combining (OT-MRC) in the physical layer and thus attempt to find an efficient cross-layer access scheme to exploit the user diversity as well as the high spectral efficiency and the antenna diversity gain. We consider the multi-user environment where base station equipped with single antenna attempts to communicate with each user equipped with L receive antennas based on switch-and-examine transmission (SET) as a user selection scheduling scheme. We propose two different SETs: (i) spectral efficient SET and (ii) feedback load efficient SET. We analyze the performance of our proposed schemes and compare them with the optimal scheduling scheme in terms of the average spectral efficiency and the average number of estimated paths per user to quantify the complexity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2007-Spring
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2007-Spring - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Apr 22 2007Apr 25 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2007-Spring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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