LAPRA: Location-aware Proactive Resource Allocation
Paper in proceeding, 2016

Today’s indoor wireless networks employ reactive resource allocation methods to provide fair and efficient usage of the communication system. However, their reactive nature limits the quality of service (QoS) that can be offered to the user locations within the environment. In large crowded areas (airports, conferences), networks can get congested and users may suffer from poor QoS. To mitigate this, we propose and evaluate a location-aware user-centric proactive resource allocation approach (LAPRA), in which the users are proactive and seek good channel quality by moving to locations where the signal quality is good. As a result, the users and their locations are optimized to improve the overall QoS. We demonstrate that the proposed proactive approach enhances the user QoS and improves network throughput of the system.


Srikar Muppirisetty

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

Simon Yiu


Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings

Article no 7841946- 7841946
978-1-5090-1328-9 (ISBN)

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Information and Communication Technology

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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering





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