Optimal Power Allocation with Max-Min Fairness in a Non-orthogonal AF Relay-Assisted Uplink Transmission

Peng GONG  Ping LI  Duk Kyung KIM  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E96-A   No.3   pp.728-731
Publication Date: 2013/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E96.A.728
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
Keyword: 
power allocation,  non-orthogonal AF relay,  max-min fairness,  linear programming,  

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Summary: 
In this letter, unlike the previous work in [2], the optimal power allocation in a non-orthogonal, amplify-and-forward (AF) relay-assisted transmission is investigated in the uplink. Here, the inter-user-interference among the signals from MTs and relays exists due to non-zero interference suppression factor (ISF), i.e., finite spreading factor. In this letter, we show that the optimal solution to achieve a 'max-min fairness' among mobile terminals can be alternatively obtained by solving its inverse problem. The impact of various ISFs as well as the Jain's fairness is investigated in comparison with the equal power allocation.