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Performance of network-coding-assisted scheduling schemes and their applications in uplink time division duplexing code division multiple access systems

Lookup NU author(s): Xuefu Zhang, Dr Zhiguo Ding


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Network coding can deliver multiple data streams simultaneously and make full use of broadcast nature of wireless channels. The authors propose two diversity-enabled network-coding (NC) schemes to optimise wireless uplink scheduling. The existing scheduling protocols normally have to allow the users with relatively low channel gains to transmit, and it can maintain fairness but reduce congregated throughput. The main idea of the proposed scheme is to always schedule users with the best channel condition, while the use of NC encourages the scheduled users to help others which have not been served previously. Delay and capacity performance for different network coded scheduling schemes are analysed. Round-robin and pure opportunistic scheduling are evaluated for performance comparison. In order to show the effectiveness of the proposed schemes, NC schedulers are applied to a time division duplexing code division multiple access wireless cellular networks. System-level simulation was carried out based on the third generation partnership project specifications. Per-sector average throughput and cumulative distribution function of user average throughput are adopted as the performance metrics. Analytical and simulation results show that the proposed NC schedulers can achieve a better tradeoff between fairness and throughput than those without NC.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Zhang X, Ding Z, Peng M, Wang W, Leung KK, Chen HH

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IET Communications

Year: 2011

Volume: 5

Issue: 17

Pages: 2558-2568

Print publication date: 25/11/2011

ISSN (print): 1751-8628

ISSN (electronic): 1751-8636

Publisher: The Institute of Engineering and Technology


DOI: 10.1049/iet-com.2010.1045


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Funder referenceFunder name
Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University
2010ZX03003-003-01State Major Science and Technology Special Projects
61072058National Natural Science Foundation of China
4110001Beijing Natural Science Foundation
EP/1037423/1UK EPSRC
NSC99-2221-E-006-016-MY3Taiwan National Science Council