On Hybrid ARQ and Quantized CSI Feedback Schemes in Quasi-Static Fading Channels
Journal article, 2012
Recently, substantial attention has been paid to increase the achievable rates of wireless networks using different kinds of limited channel quality information feedback. Hybrid automatic repeat request (ARQ) and quantized channel state information (CSI) feedback are two well-known approaches applied by experts to provide the limited channel quality information at the transmitter. Considering quasi-static fading channels, this paper aims to provide some comparisons between the performance of these methods from different points of view. The paper first investigates the power- and outage-limited performance of hybrid ARQ and quantized CSI schemes under short- and long-term power constraints. Then, 1) the feedback signaling load, 2) robustness and 3) the complexity of these schemes are compared under short-term transmission power constraint. Both INcremental Redundancy (INR) and Repetition Time Diversity (RTD) approaches are considered for hybrid ARQ feedback. Finally, approximate low-complexity solutions are presented for power allocation in the INR ARQ-based scheme under long-term transmission power constraint. Analytical and numerical results demonstrate the equivalency or the superiority of these approaches in different circumstances. © 2012 IEEE.