TR2007-029

Spectral Efficiency of Channel-Aware Schedulers in Non-identical Composite Links with Interference


    •  Wu, J.; Mehta, N.B.; Molisch, A.F.; Zhang, J., "Spectral Efficiency of Channel-Aware Schedulers in Non-identical Composite Links with Interference", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), June 2007.
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      • @inproceedings{Wu2007jun,
      • author = {Wu, J. and Mehta, N.B. and Molisch, A.F. and Zhang, J.},
      • title = {Spectral Efficiency of Channel-Aware Schedulers in Non-identical Composite Links with Interference},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)},
      • year = 2007,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2007-029}
      • }
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    Electronics & Communications, Wireless Communications


Accurate system planning and performance evaluation requires knowledge of the joint impact of scheduling, interference, and fading. However, current analyses either require costly numerical simulation or make simplifying assumptions that limit the applicability of the results. In this paper, we derive analytical expressions for the spectral efficiency of cellular systems that use either the channel-unaware but fair round robin scheduler or the greedy, channel-aware but unfair maximum signal to interference ratio scheduler. As is the case in real deployments, non-identical co-channel interference at each user, both Rayleigh fading and lognormal shadowing, and limited modulation constellation sizes are accounted for in the analysis. We show that using a simple moment generating function-based lognormal approximation technique and an accurate Gaussian-Q function approximation leads to results that match simulations well. These results are more accurate than erstwhile results that instead used the moment-matching Fenton-Wilkinson approximation method and bounds on the Q function. The spectral efficiency of cellular systems is strongly influenced by the channel scheduler and the small constellation size that is typically used in third generation cellular systems.