Scheduling and Capacity Estimation in LTE
Due to the variation of radio condition in LTE the obtainable bit-rate for active users will vary. The two most important factors for the radio conditions are fading and path-loss. By considering analytical analysis of the LTE conditions including both fast fading and shadowing and attenuation due to distance the authors have developed a model to investigate obtainable bitrates for customers randomly located in a cell. In addition they estimate the total cell throughput/capacity by taking the scheduling into account. The cell throughput is investigated for three types of scheduling algorithms; Max SINR, Round Robin and Proportional Fair where also fairness among users is part of the analysis.