Weighted sum throughput maximization in heterogeneous OFDMA networks

Siswantoand, Diky, Zhang, Li, Navaie, Keivan and G C, Deepak (2016) Weighted sum throughput maximization in heterogeneous OFDMA networks. In: 2016 IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring); 15 - 18 May 2016, Nanjing, China.


We formulate the resource allocation in the downlink of heterogeneous orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) networks. Our primary objective is to maximize the system sum throughput subject to service and system constraints, including maximum transmit power, quality of service and per-user subchannel allocation. Due to the intercell interference, the corresponding optimization problem is, in fact, nonconvex, that cannot be solved using standard convex optimization techniques. Here we propose an algorithm based on local search method and use of penalty function to approximate the formulated constrained optimization problem by an unconstrained one. To approximate a global optimal, we set escaping procedure from the critical point based on constraint function conditions. The result shows that the proposed method might achieve optimum conditions by a hybrid of split and shared spectrum allocation. Numerical analysis indicates that the proposed algorithm outperform the other conventional methods in the scenario of the high level of inter-cell interference. Moreover, the proposed method approximates the global optimum by considering both channel gain and inter-cell interference with a fast rate of convergence.

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