Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Long Term Evolution (LTE) has been proposed as a promising radio access technology to bring higher peak data rates and better spectral efficiency. However, scheduling and resource allocation in LTE still face huge design challenges due to their complexity. This paper divides the complex problem into three sub-problems: scheduling pattern, scheduling priority and quantity of scheduled data. Based on analysis of three sub-problems, a Configurable Dual-mode (CD) algorithm is proposed. CD algorithm is able to guarantee queuing delay with low loss of resource utilization and fairness by employing dual-mode scheduling mechanism. And it can be configured by three parameters catering to different performance requirements.