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This paper proposes a spectral efficient multiuser scheme for single-carrier transmission. In the proposed scheme, a combination (hybrid) of localized and distributed subcarrier mapping types is employed, where the signals of users with different subcarrier mapping types are superimposed on a common set of subcarriers. We first present mathematical formulations of multiuser detection and derive the equalization coefficients for the hybrid type. In fading environments, the proposed scheme allows users to employ any subcarrier mapping types (localized, distributed, hybrid types), which can support low and high speed users. To estimate the performance of the proposed scheme, we develop a density evolution technique and show that the predicted performances are consistent with simulated performances. Further, based on the performance estimation of the proposed scheme, we discuss channel-dependent resource allocation algorithms: opportunistic scheduling and adaptive modulation and coding (AMC) schemes. These resource allocation algorithms increase the spectral efficiency of the proposed scheme with guaranteed quality-of-service (QoS). Simulation results show that the proposed multiuser scheme achieves both multiuser and frequency diversity gains in fading environments.
Date of Publication: March 2012