Given a zero forcing transmit beamforming, we
focus on how the multi-antenna access point distributes the scarce resource (power) among the single-antenna terminals. Since there is a clear trade-off between the satisfaction of the individual
needs and the global performance of the cell, several criteria are proposed, ranging from a classical physical layer point of view of capacity (rate) maximization to Bit Error Rate (BER)-based cost functions, which are closer to the second layer of the protocol stack. Between two traditional techniques, namely the uniform power allocation and the equal BER and rate, a new one is proposed, which ultimately provides an intermediate performance. Then, we add BER (or Signal to Noise Ratio)constraints so that the admission control problem has to be solved. Among traditional options, we propose a new mechanism to balance the above-mentioned trade-off between the total performance and the particular user behavior. The results in terms of fairness are presented by a mean vs. variance plot and by the Gini plot.
CitationBartolome, D.; Pérez, A. Spatial scheduling in multiusersWireless systems: from power allocation to admission control. "Transactions on Wireless Communications", Agost 2006, vol. 5, núm. 8, p. 2082-2091.
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