Subchannel Multiplexing Scheme for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Services in AMC-based OFDMA System

Dong Hoi KIM
Chung Gu KANG

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.7    pp.2810-2818
Publication Date: 2005/07/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.7.2810
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Mobile Multimedia Communications)
AMC-based subchannel multiplexing,  packet scheduling,  OFDMA system,  multi-class service,  AMC,  

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In the adaptive modulation and coding (AMC)-based orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) system for broadband wireless service, a large number of users with short packets cause a serious capacity mismatch problem, which incurs resource under-utilization when the data rate of subchannel increases with a better channel condition. To handle the capacity mismatch problem, we propose an AMC-based subchannel multiplexing (ASM) scheme, which allows for sharing the same subchannel among the different simultaneous flows of the same user. Along with the ASM scheme, we also consider multi-class scheduling scheme, which employs the different packet scheduling algorithm for the different service class, e.g., packet loss rate-based (PLR) scheduling algorithm for real-time (RT) service and modified minimum bit rate-based (MMBR) scheduling algorithm for non-real-time (NRT) service. In the typical integrated service scenario with voice, video, and data traffic, we have shown that the proposed schemes significantly improve the overall system capacity.