Uplink Multi-Cluster Scheduling With MU-MIMO for LTE-Advanced With Carrier Aggregation
Source: Aalborg University
LTE-Advanced is the evolutionary path from LTE Release 8. It is designed to significantly enhance the performance of LTE Release 8 in terms of higher peak data rates, improved system capacity and coverage, and lower latency. These enhancements allow LTE-Advanced to meet or exceed the IMT-Advanced requirements and are being considered as part of LTE Release 10. In this paper, some of the physical layer enhancement techniques for LTE-Advanced have been studied including Carrier Aggregation (CA), uplink multi-cluster scheduling, and uplink Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) with non-overlapping allocations.