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An improved link adaptation scheme for High Speed Downlink Packet Access

Touheed, H, Quddus, AU and Tafazolli, R (2008) An improved link adaptation scheme for High Speed Downlink Packet Access 2008 IEEE 67TH VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE-SPRING, VOLS 1-7. 2051 - 2055.

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Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC) is one of the important features of High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA). The link adaptation is done at the Node-B on the basis of Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) reports sent by the User Equipment (UE). However the performance of AMC scheme is degraded due to the large delay between computation of CQI report at UE and the corresponding Transport Format and Resource Indicator (TFRI) selection at the Node-B. An improved link adaptation approach, named CQI averaging herein, is proposed in this paper. In this approach, a number of consecutively received CQI reports from UE are mapped to equivalent Signal to Interference Ratio (SIR) values and passed through a moving average filter. The resulting average is used to derive the CQI index (named Average CQI herein) to be followed at Node-B transmitter. This approach provides a significant gain, especially for medium vehicular speeds. The gain is more pronounced for channels that provide less multipath diversity. Simulation results are used to relate desirable filter length of the moving average filter with the characteristics of the radio channel. Subsequently, an algorithm for adaptation of filter length based on the statistics of CQI reports is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Telecommunications, Transportation Science & Technology, Engineering, Transportation, WCDMA, HSDPA, CQI, AMC, CQI averaging
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Depositing User: Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 08:50
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:36

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