Performance analysis and optimization of best-M feedback for OFDMA systems

Mingyu Kang, Kwang Soon Kim

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In this paper, the best-M feedback, where each user reports the channel quality indicators (CQIs) on its M best resource blocks (RBs), for orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) systems is analyzed and optimized. First, the closed-form expression of the average sum-rate is derived as a function of M and the number of bits for a signal to noise ratio (SNR) quantization B. Then, M and B are jointly optimized to minimize the feedback overhead such that the desired system performance can be achieved. Numerical results confirm that the proposed analysis is quite well matched to the exact result so that our work is useful to optimize M and B instead of time-consuming computer simulations, and that the required feedback overhead to achieve a given performance decreases as the number of users and the average SNR increase.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6297423
Pages (from-to)1648-1651
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the MKE (The Ministry of Knowledge Economy), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency) (NIPA-2012-(H0301-12-1005)), and in part by the Korea Communications Commission under grant KCA-2012-12-911-04-004.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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