First EAI International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering

Research Article

Performance Evaluation of Throughput and Fairness Balancing in LTE Packet Scheduling

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.27-2-2017.152273,
        author={Alaa Omer Najim and Nor Asilah Wati Abdul Hamid and Idawaty Ahmad and Zurina Mohd Hanapi},
        title={Performance Evaluation of Throughput and Fairness Balancing in LTE Packet Scheduling},
        proceedings={First EAI International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={COMPSE},
        year={2017},
        month={2},
        keywords={LTE Downlink scheduling QoS Scheduling algorithm FairnessThroughput trade-off simulation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.27-2-2017.152273}
    }
    
  • Alaa Omer Najim
    Nor Asilah Wati Abdul Hamid
    Idawaty Ahmad
    Zurina Mohd Hanapi
    Year: 2017
    Performance Evaluation of Throughput and Fairness Balancing in LTE Packet Scheduling
    COMPSE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.27-2-2017.152273
Alaa Omer Najim1,*, Nor Asilah Wati Abdul Hamid, Idawaty Ahmad, Zurina Mohd Hanapi
  • 1: Department of Communication Technology and Network, Faculty of computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor D.E., Malaysia
*Contact email: alaaomer2006@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

Provisioning network QoS is the essential aim in the recent cellular broadband system e.g. 4G LTE network. However, this task became a conflict when variety of user application introduced to the network, having that; each of which should be maintained with different QoS requirements. In another side, when radio resources are limited, that is very often in mobile networks nowadays, maximizing system capacity will be obtained on expense of unfair share of the resources. Therefore, motivated by the highlighted issue above, we emphasize on balancing between throughput and fairness as a key design criterion in LTE scheduling scheme. We also handle a discussion for some of the common scheduling schemes based on the above goal. A system level simulation is set up to evaluate which of the investigated schedulers can maintain the bond of fairnessthroughput with a good performance.