Radio Resource Allocation in Multi-User Cooperative Relaying Networks with Resource Block Pairing and Fairness Constraints

  • Muhammad Abrar
  • Xiang Gui
  • Amal Punchihewa


In this paper we address the problem of radio resource allocation in cooperative relaying networks. We focus on the resource block and power allocations for the downlink of OFDM-based relaying multi-user network. The resource allocation is investigated for both amplify and forward and decode and forward protocols under the constraints of power, resource block pairing and data rate fairness. To reduce complexity, the optimization problem is solved in two steps. In the first step, resource block pairing and allocation are conducted jointly with equal transmission power for both the base station and the relay. In the second step, transmission power is further optimized to maximize the system throughput. Our analysis is focused on the total achievable system throughput and the achievable individual throughput for each user.


Amplify and forward Cooperative networks Decode and forward Relay networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering and Advanced TechnologyMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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