Date Added: Dec 2011
In this paper, the authors investigate on-demand data services for high-speed trains via a cellular/infostation integrated network. Service requests and acknowledgements are sent through the cellular network to a content server, while data delivery is achieved via trackside infostations. The optimal resource allocation problem is formulated by taking account of the intermittent network connectivity and multi-service demands. In order to achieve efficient resource allocation with low computational complexity, the original problem is transformed into a single-machine preemptive scheduling problem based on a time-capacity mapping. As the service demands are not known a priori, an online resource allocation algorithm based on Smith ratio and exponential capacity is proposed.