Memorial University of Newfoundland
This paper proposes a novel low complexity joint bit and power suboptimal allocation algorithm for multicarrier systems operating in fading environments. The algorithm jointly maximizes the throughput and minimizes the transmitted power, while guaranteeing a target Bit Error Rate (BER) per subcarrier and meeting a constraint on the total transmit power. Simulation results are described that illustrate the performance of the proposed scheme and demonstrate its superiority when compared to the algorithm with similar or reduced computational complexity. Furthermore, the results show that the performance of the proposed suboptimal algorithm approaches that of an optimal exhaustive search with significantly lower computational complexity.