Tradeoffs between Throughput and Fairness of Parallel Round Robin Scheduling in DAS

Zhanjun JIANG  Dongming WANG  Xiaohu YOU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.12   pp.3530-3533
Publication Date: 2010/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.3530
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Wireless Distributed Networks)
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Keyword: 
round robin,  scheduling,  throughput,  fairness,  distributed antenna systems,  

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Summary: 
Both multiplexing and multi-user diversity are exploited based on Round Robin (RR) scheduling to achieve tradeoffs between average throughput and fairness in distributed antenna systems (DAS). Firstly, a parallel Round Robin (PRR) scheduling scheme is presented based on the multi-user multiplexing in spatial domain to enhance the throughput, which inherits the excellent fairness performance of RR. Then a parallel grouping Round Robin (PGRR) is proposed to exploit multi-user diversity based on PRR. Due to the integration of multi-user diversity and multi-user multiplexing, a great improvement of throughput is achieved in PGRR. However, the expense of the improvement is at the degradation of fairness since the "best channel criteria" is used in PGRR. Simulations verify analysis conclusions and show that tradeoffs between throughput and fairness can be achieved in PGRR.