This paper proposes three different dynamic cell coordination schemes using adaptive link adaptation and variable frequency reuse for OFDMA downlink cellular networks, which are composed of greedy cell coordination for flat fading channel, dynamic maximum C/I cell coordination (DMCC), and dynamic proportional fairness cell coordination (DPFCC) for frequency selective fading channel. The performances of the proposed dynamic cell coordination schemes are compared to those with no cell coordination schemes and static reuse coordination schemes using conventional proportional fair (PF) scheduling in terms of system throughput and fairness. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed schemes allow the radio network controller (RNC) and base stations (BSs) to apply different reuse factors on each subchannel in consideration of different interference conditions of individual users so as to increase the system throughput and guarantee QoS requirement of each user on the multicell environment, where the performance of conventional OFDMA downlinks might have become degraded due to persistent interference from other cells. In frequency flat fading, the proposed dynamic schemes achieve, on average, a 1.2 times greater system throughput than no cell coordination, a 1.4 times greater static cell coordination and a 3 times greater simplified subchannel allocation scheme (SSAS) (Kim et al. in Proceedings of IEEE VTC spring'04, vol. 3, pp. 1821-1825, 2004). In frequency selective fading, the proposed scheme, DMCC, showed a 2.6 times greater throughput than that of a single reuse factor of one for all subcarriers, and DPFCC demonstrated a single reuse factor as good as one.
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Acknowledgements This research was supported by the MIC (Ministry of Information and Communication), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the IITA (Institute of Information Technology Advancement) (IITA-2006-(C1090-0603-0019)).
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