This letter addresses the uplink radio resource allocation problem in a 5G massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) scenario, where a large number of MTC devices generate small-sized packets. The current cellular networks are unsuitable for this scenario, due to the limited resources allocated to the Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) and to the Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH). To overcome this issue, instead of improving the succeeded access attempts in the PRACH, as widely addressed in literature, we focus on the PUSCH. We present the innovative idea to exploit the unused PUSCH resources to serve also the MTC devices that have failed their access attempt, by assigning them a pool of resources, in a contention-based mode. The simulation results show that the proposed PUSCH Resource Reallocation Algorithm improves significantly any static and dynamic system performance in terms of number of succeeded communications, at the cost a negligible increment of energy consumption.

A New Contention-Based PUSCH Resource Allocation in 5G NR for mMTC Scenarios

Miuccio L.;Panno D.
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Riolo S.
2020-01-01

Abstract

This letter addresses the uplink radio resource allocation problem in a 5G massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) scenario, where a large number of MTC devices generate small-sized packets. The current cellular networks are unsuitable for this scenario, due to the limited resources allocated to the Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) and to the Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH). To overcome this issue, instead of improving the succeeded access attempts in the PRACH, as widely addressed in literature, we focus on the PUSCH. We present the innovative idea to exploit the unused PUSCH resources to serve also the MTC devices that have failed their access attempt, by assigning them a pool of resources, in a contention-based mode. The simulation results show that the proposed PUSCH Resource Reallocation Algorithm improves significantly any static and dynamic system performance in terms of number of succeeded communications, at the cost a negligible increment of energy consumption.
2020
mIoT
NOMA
random access
SCMA
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