Resource Allocation in OFDMA Systems in the Presence of Packet Retransmission
In Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) systems, efficient resource allocation is very important to improve the performance of the OFDMA system. The general principle of resource allocation in an OFDMA system is to assign each subcarrier to the user with the best channel condition for that subcarrier. However, in delay tolerant traffic, current work did not consider that packets on retransmissions may have different allocation criteria from those on their first transmissions. In this paper, the resource allocation scheme is investigated by considering different criterions to packets on first transmissions and on retransmissions.