LTE uplink scheduling - flow level analysis

D.C. Dimitrova, J.L. van den Berg, G. Heijenk, R. Litjens

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    Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a cellular technology foreseen to extend the capacity and improve the performance of current 3G cellular networks. A key mechanism in the LTE traffic handling is the packet scheduler, which is in charge of allocating resources to active flows in both the frequency and time dimension. In this paper we present a performance comparison of three distinct scheduling schemes for LTE uplink with main focus on the impact of flow-level dynamics resulting from the random user behaviour. We apply a combined analytical/simulation approach which enables fast evaluation of flow-level performance measures. The results show that by considering flow-level dynamics we are able to observe performance trends that would otherwise stay hidden if only packet-level analysis is performed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMultiple Access Communications
    Subtitle of host publication4th International Workshop, MACOM 2011, Trento, Italy, September 12-13, 2011. Proceedings
    EditorsClaudio Sacchi, Boris Bellalta, Alexey Vinel, Christian Schlegel, Fabrizio Granelli, Yan Zhang
    Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-23795-9
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-23795-9
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011
    Event4th International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications, MACOM 2011 - Trento, Italy
    Duration: 11 Sept 201113 Sept 2011
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference4th International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications, MACOM 2011
    Abbreviated titleMACOM


    • METIS-277644
    • EWI-20180
    • IR-80270


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