Distributed and autonomous resource and power allocation for wireless networks

Harald Burchardt, Sinan Sinanovic, Zubin Bharucha, Harald Haas

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    In this paper, a distributed and autonomous technique for resource and power allocation in orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) femto-cellular networks is presented. Here, resource blocks (RBs) and their corresponding transmit powers are assigned to the user(s) in each cell individually without explicit coordination between femto-base stations (FBSs). The “allocatability” of each resource is determined utilising only locally available information of the following quantities: ; the required rate of the user; : the quality (i.e., strength) of the desired signal; : the frequency-selective fading on each RB; and : the level of interference incident on each RB. Using a fuzzy logic system, the time-averaged values of each of these inputs are combined to determine which RBs are most suitable to be allocated in a particular cell, i.e., which resources can be allocated such that the user requested rate(s) in that cell are satisfied.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2758-2771
    Number of pages14
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013


    • wireless networks
    • OFDMA
    • fuzzy logic


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