Comparative Analysis of Downlink Packet Scheduling Algorithms in 3GPP LTE Networks

AIRCC Publishing Corporation
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Journal Article
International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks, 2015, 7 (5), pp. 1 - 21
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Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile network aims to support high speed network services even in highmobility scenarios. To achieve this goal, LTE adopts some advanced features in Radio Resource Management (RRM) procedures. Among them, LTE packet scheduling plays a fundamental role in maximising system performance. In this paper, a comparative analysis on the performances of Proportional Fair (PF), Exponential/Proportional Fair (EXP/PF), Exponential (EXP) Rule, MaximumLargest Weighted Delay First (M-LWDF), Logarithmic (LOG) Rule and Frame Level Scheduler (FLS) LTE downlink packet scheduling algorithms is reported. Performance is evaluated in single cell with interference environment while increasing user number and user speed. Results show that for multimedia flow, FLS scheme outperforms other five schemes in terms of packet delay, packet loss ratio, and average throughput, whereas for best-effort flow, EXP-PF scheme shows better average throughput performance on average as compared with other algorithms being considered herein.
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