May 18, 2018

Joint Link Adaptation and Scheduling for 5G Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications

  • Mogensen P.
  • Pedersen K.
  • Pocovi G.

This paper presents solutions for efficient multiplexing of ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) and enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) traffic on a shared channel. This scenario presents multiple challenges in terms of radio resource scheduling, link adaptation and inter-cell interference, which are identified and addressed throughout the paper. We propose a joint link adaptation and resource allocation policy that dynamically adjusts the block error probability (BLEP) of URLLC small payload transmissions in accordance with the instantaneous experienced load per cell. Extensive system-level simulations of the downlink performance show promising gains of this technique, reducing the URLLC latency from 1.3 ms to 1 ms at the 99.999% percentile, with less than 10% degradation of the eMBB throughput performance as compared to conventional scheduling policies. Moreover, an exhaustive sensitivity analysis is conducted to determine the URLLC and eMBB performance under different offered loads, URLLC payload sizes, and link adaptation and scheduling strategies. The presented results give valuable insights on the maximum URLLC offered traffic load that can be tolerated while still satisfying the URLLC requirements, as well as what conditions are more appropriate for dynamic multiplexing of URLLC and eMBB traffic in the upcoming 5G systems.

View Original Article

Recent Publications

January 01, 2018

Fair Dynamic Spectrum Management for QRD-Based Precoding with User Encoding Ordering in Downstream Transmission

In next generation DSL networks such as, employing discrete multi-tone transmission in high frequencies up to 212 MHz, the crosstalk among lines reaches very high levels. To precompensate the crosstalk in downstream transmission, QRD-based precoding has been proposed as a near-optimal dynamic spectrum management (DSM) technique. However, the performance ...

January 01, 2018

Practical Mitigation of Passive Intermodulation in Microstrip Circuits

This paper presents new experimental evidence and a novel practical approach for mitigation of passive intermodulation (PIM) in microstrip circuits fabricated on commercial printed circuit board laminates. The mechanisms of distributed PIM in microstrip circuits are reviewed and a phenomenology of PIM generation due to locally enhanced electromagnetic fields at ...

January 01, 2018

Efficient Cooperative HARQ for Multi-Source Multi-Relay Wireless Networks

In this paper, we compare the performance of three different cooperative Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) protocols for slow-fading half-duplex orthogonal multiple access multiple relay channel. Channel State Information (CSI) is available at the receiving side of each link only. Time Division Multiplexing is assumed, where each orthogonal transmission occurs ...