Date Added: Feb 2013
Cellular relay networks prove to be a cost-effective approach that offers significant performance benefits in coverage extension, cell-edge throughput enhancement and increased spectral efficiency. Radio resource management for cellular relay networks, where the network topology is highly dynamic, is particularly challenging. The highly dynamic topology may be caused by an ever increasing number of users accessing Internet and other multimedia services using mobile devices carried by pedestrians, in a train or in vehicles. This paper studies the sub-carrier allocation problem in highly dynamic cellular relay networks with an objective to maximize the overall throughput. This optimization problem is formulated and solved as an expectation maximization problem.