Darabi M, Jamali V, Lampe L, Schober R (2022)
Publication Type: Journal article
Publication year: 2022
Recent modifications to the air interface of 5G and beyond networks have improved the support for mixed enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and ultra-reliable and low-latency (URLLC) traffic. In particular, the concept of mini-slots has been introduced, and URLLC traffic is served at the mini-slot boundaries using superposition or puncturing of eMBB resources. This approach enables low latency for URLLC traffic, but it can incur a rate loss for eMBB traffic. To alleviate the latter, we propose a novel hybrid puncturing and superposition policy that jointly maximizes the minimum average throughput of eMBB traffic and the number of admitted URLLC users. Using sequential convex programming, a joint access technology selection, resource block, and power allocation problem is solved, where eMBB and URLLC user pairing and the decoding order in case of superposition are optimized based on channel state information. Our numerical results confirm that our proposed policy achieves a better trade-off between eMBB throughput and the number of admissible URLLC users when compared with existing solutions.
Darabi, M., Jamali, V., Lampe, L., & Schober, R. (2022). Hybrid Puncturing and Superposition Scheme for Joint Scheduling of URLLC and eMBB Traffic. IEEE Communications Letters. https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2022.3149170
Darabi, Mostafa, et al. "Hybrid Puncturing and Superposition Scheme for Joint Scheduling of URLLC and eMBB Traffic." IEEE Communications Letters (2022).