Channel Allocation for OFDMA based Wireless Ad-hoc Networks [Conference Paper]

NESL Technical Report #: 2002-7-1


Abstract: Wireless ad hoc networks find great utility in situations where there is no wired base station infrastructure. For large networks wireless channel access needs to be performed in a distributed manner. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) is an emerging multiple access technique that is used in several new networking technologies. In this paper we study the use of OFDMA for ad hoc networks. Each point-to-point link does not transmit over the entire band and uses a subset of the total number of available subcarriers. This enables flexible network resource management with the ability to vary the output link capacity depending on the traffic load. Specifically, we address the problem of subcarrier allocation for point-to-point links of ad hoc networks. We present a distributed algorithm for subcarrier allocation and compare its performance to a centralized graph-theoretic heuristic. The simulation results also show that our protocol is robust and scalable.

Publication Forum: SPIE International Conference on Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations

Page (Count): 10

Date: 2002-07-15

Place: Seattle, WA

Publisher: SPIE

Public Document?: Yes

NESL Document?: Yes

Document category: Conference Paper