Efficient scheduling request algorithm for opportunistic wireless access

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Abstract

An efficient scheduling request algorithm for opportunistic wireless access based on user grouping is proposed in this paper. Similar to the well-known opportunistic splitting algorithm, the proposed algorithm initially adjusts (or lowers) the threshold during a guard period if no user sends a scheduling request. However, if multiple users make requests simultaneously and therefore a collision occurs, the proposed algorithm no longer updates the threshold but narrows down the user search space by splitting the users into multiple groups iteratively, whereas the opportunistic splitting algorithm keeps adjusting the threshold until a single user is found. Since the threshold is only updated when no user sends a request, it is shown that the proposed algorithm significantly alleviates the burden of the signaling for the threshold distribution to the users by the scheduler. More importantly, the proposed algorithm requires a less number of mini-slots to make a user selection given a certain scheduling outage probability. © 2011 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Intelligent Radio for Future Personal Terminals
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781457709630
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StatePublished - Aug 2011

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