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International Transaction of Electrical and Computer Engineers System. 2015, 3(1), 19-29
DOI: 10.12691/iteces-3-1-3
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LTE-A Multi-hop Network with Zero Link Overflow Utilizing OTFWC Scheduling

Ehab H. Abdelhay1, , Fayez W. Zaki1, Sherif S. Kishk1 and Hossam S. Moustafa1

1Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electronics and Communications, Mansoura University, Egypt

Pub. Date: July 10, 2015

Cite this paper:
Ehab H. Abdelhay, Fayez W. Zaki, Sherif S. Kishk and Hossam S. Moustafa. LTE-A Multi-hop Network with Zero Link Overflow Utilizing OTFWC Scheduling. International Transaction of Electrical and Computer Engineers System. 2015; 3(1):19-29. doi: 10.12691/iteces-3-1-3

Abstract

Multi-hop Relay networks are proposed to fulfill the demanding coverage and capacity requirements for current applications in a cost efficient way. It can be used in IMT-Advanced technologies such as 3GPP LTE-Advanced. In this paper, Resource Blocks (RBs) proposed scheduling scheme is considered for zero multi-hop links overflow in Uplink LTE-Advanced. Then based on this scheduling scheme and other network assumptions the best Relay Station (RS) placement in the cell was estimated in order to improve LTE-A Uplink performance. The total LTE-A uplink Throughput, average throughput per user, and Mean File Transfer Time (MFTT) in the LTE-A network are considered as performance measures. This is done and measured as a function of different arrival rates of UEs assigned from random positions in the cell. Adaptive Modulation, and Coding (AMC) scheme with high order 2x4MIMO is used to maximize network throughput with low bit error rate (BER). Simulation results show effective improvement in uplink network performance using the proposed scheduling scheme and 2x4MIMO-AMC with RS at 50% of cell radius towards cell edge.

Keywords:
LTE-A Multi-hop Network Uplink LTE-A RS positioning AMC MIMO link overflow

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