Parallel Proportion Fair Scheduling in DAS with Partial Channel State Information

Zhanjun JIANG  Jiang WU  Dongming WANG  Xiaohu YOU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.6   pp.2312-2315
Publication Date: 2009/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
parallel proportional fair scheduling,  throughput,  fairness,  distributed antenna systems,  

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Summary: 
A parallel multiplexing scheduling (PMS) scheme is proposed for distributed antenna systems (DAS), which greatly improves average system throughput due to multi-user diversity and multi-user multiplexing. However, PMS has poor fairness because of the use of the "best channel selection" criteria in the scheduler. Thus we present a parallel proportional fair scheduling (PPFS) scheme, which combines PMS with proportional fair scheduling (PFS) to achieve a tradeoff between average throughput and fairness. In PPFS, the "relative signal to noise ratio (SNR)" is employed as a metric to select the user instead of the "relative throughput" in the original PFS. And only partial channel state information (CSI) is fed back to the base station (BS) in PPFS. Moreover, there are multiple users selected to transmit simultaneously at each slot in PPFS, while only one user occupies all channel resources at each slot in PFS. Consequently, PPFS improves fairness performance of PMS greatly with a relatively small loss of average throughput compared to PFS.