Evaluation of Link Adaptation Methods in Multi-User OFDM Systems with Imperfect Channel State Information
Paper in proceedings, 2011

Link adaptation has shown to be a method of improving the wireless communication system throughput over quasi-static fading channels. Link adaptation, however, requires channel quality information (CQI) at the transmitter side, which is difficult to obtain accurately. Within the European WINNER project, a low complexity, near optimum, mutual information based adaptive coding and modulation (MI-ACM) link adaptation scheme was proposed. Previous work, however, only focused on evaluating this scheme with perfect CQI and without considering the potential signaling overhead introduced by this algorithm. In this paper, the performance of the MI-ACM algorithm is evaluated and compared to the link adaptation framework used in LTE. A more realistic multi-user scenario is studied by taking the channel prediction error and control signaling constraint into account. Simulation results show that the MI-ACM algorithm is useful only in a few types of scenarios, e.g., system with few users having low average SINR, low velocities with channels presenting substantial frequency selectivity.

channel prediction error

signaling overhead

Link adaptation

Author

Sui Yutao

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Daniel Aronsson

Tommy Svensson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Future Network & Mobile Summit 2011, 15 - 17 June 2011, Warsaw, Poland

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

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10/7/2017