Opportunistic Downlink Sum-Rate with Multiple Feedback Thresholds

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Conference Proceeding
The 2010 International Conference on Computer Applications & Industrial Electronics (ICCAIE 2010), 2010, pp. 441 - 444
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The achievable sum-rate capacity in multiuser systems grows as an increasing function of the number of users when opportunistic scheduling is employed. The scheduling requires the knowledge of channel state information (CSI) which is generated and sent from the users. It has been verified that the sum-rate capacity of a multiuser system with one-bit CSI feedback scheme by which each user whose channel quality is above an optimally selected threshold sends one-bit feedback has the same growth rate as that with the full CSI. However, the one-bit feedback scheme introduces non-negligible capacity loss to the achievable sum-rate. In this paper, a feedback reduction technique with multiple feedback thresholds is presented and analysed. The analysis yields closed-form expressions of the achievable sum-rate and its lower bound. The numerical results show that approximately 84% of the capacity loss can be eliminated in the system employing three optimally selected feedback thresholds. The lower-bound of the achievable sum-rate approaches the full-CSI sum-rate as the number of thresholds increases.
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