Qos-Aware Resource Allocation for Mixed Multicast and Unicast Traffic in OFDMA Networks
This paper focuses on the subchannel and power allocation for mixed multicast and unicast traffic in wireless OFDMA networks, where the multicast data is divided into basic layer and enhancement layer data. The authors' goal is to maximize the network total throughput with a total power constraint while guaranteeing the minimum rate requirements of both the unicast and muticast traffic. A suboptimal allocation algorithm is proposed, which combines a cost-based subchannel allocation with the Traditional Water Filling (TWF) and an Advanced Water Filling (AWF). The TWF is used for the subchannels allocated to satisfy the rate requirements of each unicast traffic and multicast traffic while the AWF is used for the remaining subchannels.