A combined user-order and chunk-order algorithm to minimize the average BER for chunk allocation in SCFDMA systems

Arfianto Fahmi, Rina Pudji Astuti, Linda Meylani, Muhamad Asvial, Dadang Gunawan

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A Chunk by chunk-based allocation is an emerging subcarrier allocation in Single Carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access (SC-FDMA) due to its low complexity. In this paper, a combined userorder and chunk-order allocation for solving chunk allocation problem which minimizes the average BER of all users while improving the throughput in SC-FDMA uplink is proposed. The subcarrier grouping into a chunk of all users on both-order allocations are performed by averaging the BER of a contiguous subcarriers within a chunk. The sequence of allocation is according to the average of users' BER on userorder allocation and the average of chunks' BER on chunk-order allocation. The best allocation is determined by choosing one of both-order allocations which provides the smaller BER systems. The simulation results showed that the proposed algorithm can outperform the previous algorithms in term of average BER and throughput without increase the time complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-587
Number of pages14
JournalTelkomnika (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016



  • Allocation
  • BER
  • Combined
  • Uplink

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