In this letter, we study the user pairing algorithms for uplink virtual multiple-input multiple-output (V-MIMO) systems, and propose a new double proportional fair (D-PF) algorithm for user pairing of the uplink V-MIMO systems. The proposed D-PF algorithm uses the PF criterion to decide the first user, and a modified PF criterion is suggested to choose the pairing user. Simulation results show that the proposed D-PF algorithm outperforms the conventional determinant formula (DF) algorithm in terms of both throughput and fairness performances. Moreover, if compared with the conventional single PF (S-PF) algorithm, the proposed D-PF algorithm achieves a fairly good trade-off between the throughput and fairness, being able to trade with 5% throughput loss for 15% fairness enhancement.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics