LaSR: A Supple Multi-Connectivity Scheduler for Multi-RAT OFDMA Systems

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dc.contributor.author Diez, Luis
dc.contributor.author García-Saavedra, Andrés
dc.contributor.author Valls, Víctor
dc.contributor.author Li, Xi
dc.contributor.author Costa-Pérez, Xavier
dc.contributor.author Agüero, Ramón
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-05T09:54:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-05T09:54:54Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Diez, L., García-Saavedra, A., Valls, V., Li, X., Costa-Pérez, X. y Agüero, R. (2018). LaSR: A Supple Multi-Connectivity Scheduler for Multi-RAT OFDMA Systems. IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing.
dc.identifier.issn 1536-1233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/29123
dc.description In press / En prensa
dc.description.abstract Network densification over space and spectrum is expected to be key to enabling the requirements of next generation mobile systems. The pitfall is that radio resource allocation becomes substantially more complex. In this paper we propose LaSR, a practical multi-connectivity scheduler for OFDMA-based multi-RAT systems. LaSR makes optimal discrete control actions by solving a sequence of simple optimization problems that do not require prior information of traffic patterns. In marked contrast to previous work, the flexibility of our approach allows us to construct scheduling policies that achieve a good balance between system cost and utility satisfaction, while jointly operate across heterogeneous RATs, accommodate real-system requirements, and guarantee system stability. Examples of system requirements considered in this paper include (but are not limited to): constraints on how scheduling data can be encoded onto signaling protocols (e.g. LTE’s DCI), delays when turning on/off radio units, or on/off cycles when using unlicensed spectrum. We evaluate our scheduler via a thorough simulation campaign in a variety of scenarios with e.g. mobile users, RATs using unlicensed spectrum (using a duty cycle access mechanism), imperfect queue state information, and constrained signaling protocol.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
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dc.subject.other Radio resource scheduling
dc.subject.other Multi-connectivity
dc.subject.other Carrier aggregation
dc.title LaSR: A Supple Multi-Connectivity Scheduler for Multi-RAT OFDMA Systems
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1109/TMC.2018.2876847
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing
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