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The paper studies the problem of scheduling in OFDMA-based relay networks with emphasis on IEEE 802.16j based WiMAX relay networks. In such networks, in addition to a base station, multiple relay stations are used for enhancing the throughput, and/or improving the range of the base station. The paper solves the problem of MAC scheduling in such networks so as to serve the mobiles in a fair manner while exploiting the multiuser diversity, as well as the frequency selectivity of the wireless channel. The scheduling-resources consist of tiles in a two-dimensional scheduling frame with time slots along one axis, and frequency bands or sub-channels along the other axis. The resource allocation problem has to be solved once every scheduling frame which is about 5?10 ms long.
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