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Opportunistic scheduling for streaming multimedia users in high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA)

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2 Author(s)
A. Farrokh ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., British Columbia Univ., Vancouver, BC, Canada ; V. Krishnamurthy

High-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) achieves high data rates and high spectral efficiency by using adaptive modulation and coding schemes and employing multicode CDMA. In this paper, we present opportunistic algorithms for scheduling HSDPA users and selecting modulation/coding and multicode schemes that exploit channel and buffer variations to increase the probability of uninterrupted media play-out. First, we introduce a stochastic discrete event model for a HSDPA system. By employing the discrete event model, we transform the scheduling problem of providing uninterrupted play-out to a feasibility problem that considers two sets of stochastic quality-of-service (QoS) constraints: stability constraints and robustness constraints. A methodology for obtaining a feasible solution is then proposed by starting with a so-called stable algorithm that satisfies the stability QoS constraints. Next, we present stochastic approximation algorithms that adapt the parameters of the stable algorithm in a way that a feasible point for the robustness QoS is reached within the feasibility region of the stability QoS

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IEEE Transactions on Multimedia  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 4 )