Multi-hop DCA

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DCA techniques: Congestion-based routing, as developed in the previous chapter, is shown to require the lowest transmitted power, and in most cases achieves the highest capacity of all the routing algorithms examined in Chapter 5. All of these routing algorithms have allocated TDD time slots on a first-come-first-served basis and according to the rules outlined in section 6.4.1. This allocation only serves to ensure that the limitations of the TDD hardware are considered. It makes no attempt to optimise time slot allocation. The allocation of time slots with regard to system performance has been shown to be an effective technique to mitigate interference (Haas, 2000). Integrating slot allocation, or DCA, into the routing algorithm would appear to be the most effective approach due to the interactive nature of interference. This approach will also need to conform to the extra limitations imposed by relaying. In addition to the rules in section 6.4.1, it is obvious that the slot allocation must be in the same order as the relays. A combined DCA will allow minimisation of the desired measure, in this case congestion, simultaneously in routing and slot allocation. This chapter develops a combined routing and resource allocation algorithm for TDD-CDMA relaying. It starts by reviewing one such algorithm applicable to TDMA and FDMA. A novel method of time slot allocation according to relaying requirements is then developed. Two measures of assessing congestion are presented based on matrix norms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNext Generation Mobile Access Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationImplementing TDD
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780511550904
ISBN (Print)9780521826228
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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