Javed Iqbal; Basit Mustafa MEE09:52, pp. 73. ING/School of Engineering, 2009.
High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is the extension to the Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS). HSDPA allows for higher data rates due to new adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC) techniques, Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (H-ARQ) and fast scheduling algorithm. One of the key features of HSDPA technology is to handle UMTS traffic classes with different Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. In order to provide QoS several scheduling algorithms, QoS control constraints, and different other schemes have been proposed in literature.
In the thesis, a simple matlab based model for HSDPA is presented in order to simulate various algorithms. The QoS controls in terms of guaranteed bit rate (GBR) have been implemented by means of barrier functions which perform barrier around the feasible region. The results illustrate the trade-off between the cell throughput and the minimum guaranteed bit rate. Traffic classes are prioritized by means of QoS parameters. The priority is given to RT traffic streams over interactive services. Real-Time (RT) algorithms have been simulated to prioritize traffic classes based on delays.