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The authors consider subcarrier assignment and power allocation in OFDMA wireless mesh networks. Traditional full spatial reuse increases bandwidth efficiency but ignores multiuser diversity in the multi-hop network. The method enables fractional spatial reuse with which multiuser diversity can also be exploited. The original optimization problem is decomposed into three tractable subproblems. First, subcarrier numbers on each link are decided according to end-to-end requirement and node power constraint. Then, a novel link grouping method is proposed to utilize fractional spatial reuse in the network. Finally, a tabu-based subcarrier assignment algorithm is designed to assign subcarriers to groups to exploit multiuser diversity.
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