Flexible uplink MU-MIMO scheduling in unlicensed spectrum

Boqi Jia, Ting Zhou, Honglin Hu, Yang Yang, Zhenhong Li, Sandrine Boumard

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Abstract

Utilizing the unlicensed spectrum as supplementary is being studied to meet the increasingly growing demand of user equipment for rate, traffic and bandwidth, and thus to mitigate the current spectrum scarcity crisis. In this paper, we investigate the uplink multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (UL MU-MIMO) technique to achieve multiplexing gain in unlicensed spectrum. We first define a new parameter called channel busy radio (CBR) which is related to the probability of occupying the unlicensed channel, and find that the failure to occupy the unlicensed channel leads to the performance degradation in unlicensed spectrum. Then, according to the user-specific CBR of the unlicensed channel, we propose a flexible scheduling scheme for UL MU-MIMO in unlicensed spectrum, and formulate an optimization problem for the optimal scheduled user number. Furthermore, an adaptive scheduling algorithm is proposed to decide the optimal number of the scheduled users efficiently. The simulation results show that, based on statistical channel condition in unlicensed spectrum, adjusting the number of the scheduled user flexibly can offset the degraded throughput and form an optimal MU-MIMO transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8246337
Pages (from-to)59-71
Number of pages13
JournalChina Communications
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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MIMO systems
Scheduling
Adaptive algorithms
Scheduling algorithms
Multiplexing
Telecommunication traffic
Throughput
Bandwidth
Degradation

Keywords

  • 5G
  • MU-MIMO
  • unlicensed spectrum
  • uplink scheduling

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Jia, Boqi ; Zhou, Ting ; Hu, Honglin ; Yang, Yang ; Li, Zhenhong ; Boumard, Sandrine. / Flexible uplink MU-MIMO scheduling in unlicensed spectrum. In: China Communications. 2017 ; Vol. 14, No. 12. pp. 59-71.
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Jia, B, Zhou, T, Hu, H, Yang, Y, Li, Z & Boumard, S 2017, 'Flexible uplink MU-MIMO scheduling in unlicensed spectrum', China Communications, vol. 14, no. 12, 8246337, pp. 59-71. https://doi.org/10.1109/CC.2017.8246337

Flexible uplink MU-MIMO scheduling in unlicensed spectrum. / Jia, Boqi; Zhou, Ting; Hu, Honglin; Yang, Yang; Li, Zhenhong; Boumard, Sandrine.

In: China Communications, Vol. 14, No. 12, 8246337, 01.12.2017, p. 59-71.

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