Packet-Scheduling Algorithm by the Ratio of Transmit Power to the Transmission Bits in 3GPP LTE Downlink
1 School of Information Technology, Kangwon National University, 192-1 Hyoja-dong, Chuncheon 200-701, Republic of Korea
2 Central R&D Laboratory, Korea Telecom (KT), 463-1, Jeonmin-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2010, 2010:251281 doi:10.1155/2010/251281Published: 29 July 2010
Packet scheduler plays the central role in determining the overall performance of the 3GPP long-term evolution (LTE) based on packet-switching operation. In this paper, a novel minimum transmit power-based (MP) packet-scheduling algorithm is proposed that can achieve power-efficient transmission to the UEs while providing both system throughput gain and fairness improvement. The proposed algorithm is based on a new scheduling metric focusing on the ratio of the transmit power per bit and allocates the physical resource block (PRB) to the UE that requires the least ratio of the transmit power per bit. Through computer simulation, the performance of the proposed MP packet-scheduling algorithm is compared with the conventional packet-scheduling algorithms by two primary criteria: fairness and throughput. The simulation results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms the conventional algorithms in terms of the fairness and throughput.