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Performance analysis of subband-level channel quality indicator feedback scheme of LTE

Donthi, SN and Mehta, NB (2010) Performance analysis of subband-level channel quality indicator feedback scheme of LTE. In: 2010 National Conference on Communications (NCC), 29-31 Jan. 2010, Chennai.

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Frequency-domain scheduling and rate adaptation enable next generation wireless cellular systems such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) to achieve significantly higher downlink throughput. LTE assigns subcarriers in chunks, called physical resource blocks (PRBs), to users to reduce control signaling overhead. To reduce the enormous feedback overhead, the channel quality indicator (CQI) report that is used to feed back channel state information is averaged over a subband, which, in turn, is a group of multiple PRBs. In this paper, we develop closed-form expressions for the throughput achieved by the subband-level CQI feedback mechanism of LTE. We show that the coarse frequency resolution of the CQI incurs a significant loss in throughput and limits the multi-user gains achievable by the system. We then show that the performance can be improved by means of an offset mechanism that effectively makes the users more conservative in reporting their CQI.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 09:15
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2011 09:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42914

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