2011, 1(4): 675-689. doi: 10.3934/naco.2011.1.675

Analysis of the statistical time-access fairness index of one-bit feedback fair scheduler

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Department of Systems Design and Engineering, Nanzan University, 27 Seirei, Seto, Aichi 489-0863, Japan

Received  June 2011 Revised  September 2011 Published  November 2011

Recently various schedulers exploiting multiuser diversity in wireless networks have been proposed and studied. Although the utilization of multiuser diversity can increase the information theoretic capacity, there exists a tradeoff between the capacity and fairness. Among schedulers exploiting multiuser diversity, the one-bit feedback fair scheduler is considered as an attractive choice for the reduction of feedback overheads and the ease of implementation. In this paper, we study the short term fairness of the one-bit feedback fair scheduler. Since the short term fairness has a strong impact on the quality-of-service of each mobile station, it is important to examine the short term fairness properties of the scheduler. As a short term fairness index, we consider the statistical time-access fairness index (STAFI). We then develop two numerical methods to estimate the STAFI of the scheduler. The first method calculates the exact value of the STAFI by using the inverse discrete FFT method. The second method estimates the asymptotic decay rate of the STAFI by using the theory of large deviations. Numerical results show that the threshold value of the one-bit feedback fair scheduler greatly affects its short term fairness properties.
Citation: Fumio Ishizaki. Analysis of the statistical time-access fairness index of one-bit feedback fair scheduler. Numerical Algebra, Control & Optimization, 2011, 1 (4) : 675-689. doi: 10.3934/naco.2011.1.675
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F. Ishizaki and G. U. Hwang, Queuing delay analysis for packet schedulers with/without multiuser diversity over a fading channel,, IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., 56 (2007), 3220.  doi: 10.1109/TVT.2007.900523.  Google Scholar

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D. Wu and R. Negi, Utilizing multiuser diversity for efficient support of quality of service over a fading channel,, IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., 54 (2005), 1198.  doi: 10.1109/TVT.2005.844671.  Google Scholar

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Y. Xue and T. Kaiser, Exploiting multiuser diversity with imperfect one-bit channel state feedback,, IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., 56 (2007), 183.  doi: 10.1109/TVT.2006.883784.  Google Scholar

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M. D. Yacoub, "Foundation of Mobile Radio Engineering,", CRC-Press, (1993).   Google Scholar

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L. Yang, M. Kang and M.-S. Alouini, On the capacity-fairness tradeoff in multiuser diversity systems,, IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., 56 (2007), 1901.  doi: 10.1109/TVT.2007.897229.  Google Scholar

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W. Zhang and K. B. Letaief, MIMO broadcast scheduling with limited feedback,, IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., 25 (2007), 1457.  doi: 10.1109/JSAC.2007.070918.  Google Scholar

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References:
[1]

J. A. Bucklew, "Large Deviation Techniques in Decision, Simulation and Estimation,", Wiley-Interscience, (1990).   Google Scholar

[2]

C. S. Chang, "Performance Guarantees in Communication Networks,", Springer-Verlag, (2000).  doi: 10.1007/978-1-4471-0459-9.  Google Scholar

[3]

J. Diaz, O. Simeone and Y. Bar-Ness, Sum-rate of MIMO broadcast channels with one bit feedback,, in ''Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT '06), (2006), 1944.   Google Scholar

[4]

F. Florén, O. Edfors and B. A. Molin, The effect of feedback quantization on the throughput of a multiuser diversity scheme,, in ''Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2003, (2003), 497.   Google Scholar

[5]

D. Gesbert and M. S. Alouini, How much feedback is multi-user diversity really worth?,, in ''Proc. of IEEE ICC '04, (2004), 234.   Google Scholar

[6]

G. U. Hwang and F. Ishizaki, Design of a fair scheduling exploiting multiuser diversity with feedback reduction,, IEEE Communications Letters, 12 (2008), 124.  doi: 10.1109/LCOMM.2008.071547.  Google Scholar

[7]

G. U. Hwang and F. Ishizaki, Analysis of short term fairness and its impact on packet level performance,, Performance Evaluation, 67 (2010), 1340.  doi: 10.1016/j.peva.2010.08.021.  Google Scholar

[8]

F. Ishizaki and G. U. Hwang, Queuing delay analysis for packet schedulers with/without multiuser diversity over a fading channel,, IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., 56 (2007), 3220.  doi: 10.1109/TVT.2007.900523.  Google Scholar

[9]

F. Ishizaki and G. U. Hwang, Throughput performance of quantized proportional fair scheduling with adaptive modulation and coding,, in ''Proc. of Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS) 2009, (2009).   Google Scholar

[10]

H. Kim and Y. Han, An opportunistic channel quality feedback scheme for proportional fair scheduling,, IEEE Communications Letters, 11 (2007), 501.  doi: 10.1109/LCOMM.2007.070106.  Google Scholar

[11]

R. Knopp and P. A. Humblet, Information capacity and power control in single-cell multiuser communications,, in ''Proc. of IEEE ICC '95, (1995), 331.  doi: 10.1109/ICC.1995.525188.  Google Scholar

[12]

Q. Liu, S. Zhou and G. B. Giannakis, Queuing with adaptive modulation and coding over wireless links: cross-layer analysis and design,, IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., 4 (2005), 1142.  doi: 10.1109/TWC.2005.847005.  Google Scholar

[13]

Y. Liu, S. Gruhl and E. W. Knightly, WCFQ: an opportunistic wireless scheduler with statistical fairness bounds,, IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., 2 (2003), 1017.  doi: 10.1109/TWC.2003.816777.  Google Scholar

[14]

X. Qin and R. Berry, Exploiting multiuser diversity for medium access control in wireless networks,, in ''Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM '03, (2003), 1084.   Google Scholar

[15]

S. Sanayei and A. Nosratinia, Opportunistic downlink transmission with limited feedback,, IEEE Trans. Infor. Theory, 53 (2007), 4363.  doi: 10.1109/TIT.2007.899529.  Google Scholar

[16]

O. Somekh, A. M. Haimovich and Y. Bar-Ness, Sum-rate analysis of downlink channels with 1-bit feedback,, IEEE Communications Letters, 11 (2007), 137.  doi: 10.1109/LCOMM.2007.061464.  Google Scholar

[17]

H. C. Tijms, "A First Course in Stochastic Models,", John Wiley & Sons, (2003).  doi: 10.1002/047001363X.  Google Scholar

[18]

B. Tan, L. Ying and R. Srikant, Short-term fairness and long-term QoS,, in ''Proc. of Conference on Information Science and Systems (CISS), (2008), 1201.   Google Scholar

[19]

D. Wu and R. Negi, Utilizing multiuser diversity for efficient support of quality of service over a fading channel,, IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., 54 (2005), 1198.  doi: 10.1109/TVT.2005.844671.  Google Scholar

[20]

Y. Xue and T. Kaiser, Exploiting multiuser diversity with imperfect one-bit channel state feedback,, IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., 56 (2007), 183.  doi: 10.1109/TVT.2006.883784.  Google Scholar

[21]

M. D. Yacoub, "Foundation of Mobile Radio Engineering,", CRC-Press, (1993).   Google Scholar

[22]

L. Yang, M. Kang and M.-S. Alouini, On the capacity-fairness tradeoff in multiuser diversity systems,, IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., 56 (2007), 1901.  doi: 10.1109/TVT.2007.897229.  Google Scholar

[23]

W. Zhang and K. B. Letaief, MIMO broadcast scheduling with limited feedback,, IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., 25 (2007), 1457.  doi: 10.1109/JSAC.2007.070918.  Google Scholar

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