IEICE Communications Express
Online ISSN : 2187-0136
ISSN-L : 2187-0136
A cross-layer switching of OFDMA and MU-MIMO for future WLAN systems
Tomoki MurakamiYasushi TakatoriMasato MizoguchiFumiaki Maehara
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2014 Volume 3 Issue 9 Pages 263-268


We propose a cross-layer switching method of orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) and multiuser multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) for the future wireless local area network systems. The proposed method, employed on the medium access control layer, switches between OFDMA and MU-MIMO as the transmission method after processing by using physical layer information such as an overhead of channel state information feedback, station number, and data length in order to improve the transmission efficiency. Simulation results show that the proposed method achieves higher total throughput than conventional OFDMA or MU-MIMO where switching is not performed.

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