Downlink scheduling for QoS-guaranteed services in multi-user MIMO systems with limited feedback

Di Pang*, Lin Tian, Jinlong Hu, Jihua Zhou, Jinglin Shi, Eryk Dutkiewicz

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    Significant throughput gains and system fairness can be obtained by employing scheduling schemes based on precoding techniques. However, QoS guarantee requirements are seldom taken into account. In this paper, we propose a downlink scheduling algorithm for QoS-guaranteed services in multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems with limited feedback. The proposed algorithm combines stream selection with multi-user packet scheduling. To maximize the overall capacity and reduce co-channel interference, streams are selected in accordance with precoding matrices. In multi-user packet scheduling, the base station first determines the SDMA region size for the primary streams. In addition, packet scheduling for the secondary streams is performed to completely exploit spatial multiplexing gains. Numerical results show that, at the cost of slightly lower system fairness, the proposed algorithm can achieve higher spectrum efficiency, and have a noticeable improvement in guaranteeing QoS requirements in terms of data rates and delay.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2009
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9781424434350
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC - 2009 - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 14 Jun 200918 Jun 2009


    Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC - 2009

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    • MU-MIMO
    • Precoding
    • QoS guarantee
    • Scheduling
    • Stream selection


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