New paper at Wireless Networks
A joint paper by Dr. Mohammad Reza Heidarpour, and Dr.
Below, find an abstract of the paper:
Aggregation of resources in space, spectrum, and so on, is the fundamental idea behind many technology building blocks of 5G networks, such as massive multi-input multi-output and carrier aggregation, among others. In this respect, another important dimension for parallelism is the aggregation of diverse radio access technologies (RATs), such as WiFi, LTE, and 5G, in heterogeneous networks (HetRAT networks). Simultaneous multiple RAT connectivity facilitates both users and network operators in achieving even higher data rates and in balancing the traffic load, respectively. In this paper, we review the technological supports for the realization of the multi-RAT connectivity and focus on a general framework for resource allocation in HetRAT systems. Specifically, a distributed algorithm is proposed to allocate, with minimal overhead signaling, the bandwidths of available