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This paper addresses an adaptive multi-user resource allocation for a distributed multi-carrier direct sequence-code division multiple access (MC DS-CDMA) network. The packet throughput, which turns out to be nonconvex and nondifferentiable, is considered to measure the system performance. A sub-optimal non-cooperative power control game is proposed to adaptively allocate the transmit power, available subchannels and alphabet size by minimizing the transmit power with a transmit power constraint and a packet throughput requirement. Also, the paper investigates the effect of channel estimation error on the adaptive resource allocation in a distributed MC DS-CDMA network, and shows that using the Gaussian approximation for the signal-dependent noise can lead to a nontrivial discrepancy in system performance.
Date of Publication: January 2012