Feedback channel designs for fair scheduling in MISO–OFDMA systems
CEDRIC/LAETITIA, CNAM, Paris, France
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012, 2012:220 doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2012-220Published: 17 July 2012
In the next generation of wireless communication, adaptive resource allocation techniques will play an important role to improve quality of service and spectral efficiency. In order to employ adaptive fairness scheduling for multiple-input single-output (MISO) orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA), the channel state information (CSI) belonging to all users is required at the base station. However, the amount of feedback increases with the number of users, transmit antennas and subchannels. Therefore, it is important to perform a user selection at the receiver side without cooperation among the users and to quantize the CSI. In this article, the reduced feedback channel designs are examined for MISO–OFDMA systems while providing fairness between the users. In order to reduce the feedback rate, we choose the users considering their norm and orthogonality properties as well as their location in the cell. In order to limit the feedback rate, channel direction information is quantized by designing a specific codebook thanks to the proposed criterion. We obtain an expression to determine the amount of required feedback information for MISO–OFDMA systems to support more than one beam per subchannel for a given number of users, subchannels and transmit antennas. The performance results of the reduced feedback channel designs are evaluated for fair scheduling in wireless channels.