Journal Article PAPR Constrained Power Allocation for Multi-Carrier Transmission in Multiuser SIMO Communications

Trevor, Valtteri  ,  Tolli, Anti  ,  Matsumoto, Tad

2015-11-30 , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) constrained power allocation for multicarrier transmission in multiuser single-input multiple-output (SIMO) communications is considered in this paper. Reducing the PAPR in any transmission system is beneficial because it allows the use of inexpensive, energy-efficient power amplifiers. In this paper, we formulate a power allocation problem for single-carrier (SC) frequency division multiple access (FDMA) and orthogonal FDMA (OFDMA) transmission with instantaneous PAPR constraints. Moreover, a statistical approach is considered in which the power variance of the transmitted waveform is controlled. The constraints for the optimization problems are derived as a function of transmit power allocation and two successive convex approximations (SCAs) are derived for each of the constraints based on a change of variables (COV) and geometric programming (GP). In addition, the optimization problem is constrained by a userspecific quality of service (QoS) constraint. Hence, the proposed power allocation strategy jointly takes into account the channel quality and the PAPR characteristics of the power amplifier. The numerical results show that the proposed power allocation strategy can significantly improve the transmission efficiency of power-limited users. Therefore, it is especially beneficial for improving the performance for cell edge users.

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