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Adaptive Modulation and Coding with Selective Retransmission under OFDM signaling

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In this paper, we present bandwidth efficient selective retransmission method in conjunction with adaptive modulation and coding (AMC) scheme for OFDM waveform. In the proposed method, when a packet failure occurs, receiver requests retransmission of information symbols prone to error corresponding to the low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) sub-carriers of OFDM modulation. The selective retransmission avoids unnecessary retransmission and AMC chooses a proper modulation and coding scheme with an objective to maximize the throughput. Our method achieves higher throughput as compared to conventional retransmission methods such as Chase combining hybrid automatic repeat reQuest (CC-HARQ) and incremental redundancy hybrid automatic repeat reQuest (IR-HARQ). We also provide the throughput and delay analysis of the proposed method for non-truncated ARQ. The simulation results demonstrate throughput gain without significant impact on delay as compared to the conventional retransmission approaches.

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This work is supported by the URF grant No.FNS/16-1724 of Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Qadri, M.I., Zia, M. Adaptive Modulation and Coding with Selective Retransmission under OFDM signaling. Wireless Pers Commun 101, 1787–1805 (2018).

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