Matching Subcarrier Resource Allocation and Offloading Decision

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Ahmad Y. Alhusenat
Abdallah Y. Alma'aitah
Khaled F. Hayajneh


A heterogeneous cellular network can define as a network that is composed of different cell sizes (macrocell (MeNB), small cell (SeNB), femtocell). Such heterogeneity of network is the backbone of the 5G networks where new applications on mobile devices need extensive computing power consumption and ultra-low latency constraints. Using a heterogeneous network will provide multiple paths in which the users’ data can flow through the network depending on the users’ available resources, remaining energy, etc. we study the heterogeneous network model, which contains MeNB, SeNB and femtocells. Also, we propose a matching subcarrier resource allocation and offloading decision (MSRAOD) algorithm, that depends on recourse allocation optimization. The main optimization goal has been set to minimize the total energy consumption of mobile users’ devices with acceptable latency requirements of the applications. Our proposed algorithm results show that the proposed algorithm enhances the average energy consumption of mobile users in the heterogeneous network.

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Alhusenat, A. Y., Alma’aitah, A. Y., & Hayajneh, K. F. (2022). Matching Subcarrier Resource Allocation and Offloading Decision. International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS), 13(2). (Original work published August 26, 2021)
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