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International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control


ISSN (Print): 2210-3279
ISSN (Online): 2210-3287

Research Article

Extension of Modified Joint Uplink and Downlink Scheduling Algorithm for LTE-A in Femtocell Networks

Author(s): Ravi Gatti* and Shiva Shankar

Volume 10, Issue 5, 2020

Page: [699 - 706] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/2210327909666191126112740

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Aim: The 5G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) intended to provide increased peak data rates for the mobile users with the use of Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology. Due to need of uninterrupted bi-directional communication between the eNodeB and User Equipment (UE) in LTEA, Joint Scheduling Algorithm is considered as central research topic.

Objective: A modified joint Uplink/ Downlink (UL/DL) Scheduling algorithm to meet on demands service request from the UEs is proposed in this paper.

Methods: CA is used for calculate the weight factors for the bandwidth allocation among the mobile users based on the QoS Class Identifier (QCI). However due the huge amount of data flow in the indoor coverage yield introduction of the small cell called femtocells. Femtocells are randomly deployed in macro cell area in order to improve indoor coverage as well capacity enhancement.

Results: Mixed types of traffic are considered ranging from real time to non real time flows and quality of service is evaluated in term of throughput, packet loss ratio, fairness index and spectral efficiency. The proposed modified joint user scheduling algorithm results better in delay among the end users due the reduction in the traffic load of the macro cell base station.

Conclusion: Simulation results shows that, the proposed methodology suits best for the small scale network architecture with increased spectral efficiency and throughput among the UEs.

Keywords: LTE-A, UEs, QoS Class Identifier (QCI), uplink, downlink, Resource Blocks (RB), femtocells, macro BS.

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