On the Performance Evaluation of Two Novel Fractional Frequency Reuse Approaches for OFDMA Multi-User Multi-Cellular Networks

Author(s): Maria Seimeni, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Panagiotis Gkonis, Dimitra Kaklamani, Iakovos Venieris, Christos Papavassiliou
Source: FERMAT, Volume 22, Communication 15, Jul-Aug., 2017


Abstract: The paper studies two resource allocation strategies (GRID, anti-EMI) for multi-user OFDMA systems. These strategies are evaluated after being compared with the Round Robin and the FFR strategies in terms of mean throughput and mean dissipated power. All investigated strategies assign resources without Channel State Information (no CSI), while both GRID and anti-EMI inherently combat Co-Channel Interference (CCI); hence they enhance mean throughput. Simulations indicate that GRID outperforms Round Robin and FFR in all scenarios into consideration and competes the anti-EMI strategy in various network orientations. The latter is justified especially for highly populated scenarios, i.e. 50% probability failure and 2 subcarriers per Mobile Terminal (MT). As for the FFR strategy, simulations verify that the spectral efficiency is not the optimum, which fact has been already verified in the respective literature as well. Finally, the platform can inherently spare around the 70% of the maximum available power.

Index Terms: OFDMA; Resource Allocation Management; FFR; Inter-Cell Interference Coordination


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