Networking

A State Action Frequency Approach to Throughput Maximization Over Uncertain Wireless Channels

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Executive Summary

The authors consider scheduling over a wireless system, where the channel state information is not available a priori to the scheduler, but can be inferred from the past. Specifically, the wireless system is modeled as a network of parallel queues. They assume that the channel state of each queue evolves stochastically as an ON/OFF Markov chain. The scheduler, which is aware of the queue lengths but is oblivious of the channel states, has to choose one queue at a time for transmission. The scheduler has no information regarding the current channel states, but can estimate them by using the acknowledgment history.

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