Resource Allocation for OFDMA-MIMO Relay Systems with Proportional Fairness Constraints


In this paper, we study resource allocation problem in orthogonal frequency division multiple access multiple-input multiple-output (OFDMA-MIMO) relay systems and formulate the optimal instantaneous resource allocation problem including subcarrier assignment, relay selection and power allocation to maximize system capacity. Based on the assumption that the availability of perfect channel state information (CSI) is known at the resource allocation controller, we propose a new resource allocation algorithm which can guarantee proportional fairness among users. In the proposed algorithm, a two-step suboptimal method is taken into account. Firstly, we assume equal power allocation for each user to linearize the problem and propose the subcarrier assignment and relay selection scheme based on equivalent channel gain. Secondly, we derive the closed-form expressions for power allocation through relaxing the proportional fairness constraints. Numerical simulations show that the proposed algorithm performs well in terms of satisfying proportional fairness among users in strict sense and achieving improvement on system total capacity.

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Zhao, C. , Li, Y. , Chen, B. , Wang, Z. and Wang, J. (2013) Resource Allocation for OFDMA-MIMO Relay Systems with Proportional Fairness Constraints. Communications and Network, 5, 303-307. doi: 10.4236/cn.2013.53B2056.

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