Customized Packet Scheduling Algorithm for LTE Network
Advanced mobile networks are expected to provide omnipresent broadband access to a continuously growing number of mobile users. LTE system represents 4G mobile network. The key feature thereof is the adoption of advanced Radio Resource Management procedures in order to increase the system performance up to Shannon’s limit. Packet scheduling mechanisms, in particular, play a fundamental role, because they are responsible for choosing, with fine time and frequency resolutions, how to distribute scarce radio resources among different mobile stations, taking into account channel conditions and QoS requirements. This objective should be accomplished by providing an optimal trade-off between spectral efficiency and fairness. In this context, this paper proposes customized packet scheduling algorithm designed to adaptively alter scheduling schemes considering multiple input variables in order to maximize spectral efficiency as well as overall system performance.
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