University of Washington School of Public Health & Community Medicine
Cooperative relaying is a promising technique for Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) networks to satisfy high throughput demand and support heterogeneous communication services with diverse Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements. However, efficient relay selection as well as resource allocation is critical in such a network when multiple users and multiple relays are considered. In this paper, a resource allocation problem of maximizing the total achievable throughput for multi-user cooperative LTE-A uplink system considering heterogeneous services is investigated. An optimal joint relay selection, subcarrier assignment and power allocation scheme under total power constraint is proposed.