Mobility

SGSA: A SDMA-OFDMA Greedy Scheduling Algorithm for WiMAX Networks

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Executive Summary

Future wireless networks need to address the predicted growth in mobile traffic volume, expected to have an explosive growth in the next five years mainly driven by video and web applications. Transmission schemes based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) combined with Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA) techniques are key promising technologies to increase current spectral efficiencies. A Joint SDMA-OFDMA system has to allocate resources in time, frequency and space dimensions to different mobile stations, resulting in a highly complex resource allocation problem. In contrast to related work approaches, in this paper, the authors take a comprehensive view at the complete SDMA-OFDMA scheduling challenge and propose a SDMA-OFDMA Greedy Scheduling Algorithm (sGSA) for WiMAX systems.

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