Joint Asynchronous Congestion Control and Distributed Scheduling for Multi-Hop Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

The authors consider a multi-hop wireless network shared by many users. For an interference model that only constrains a node to either transmit or receive at a time, but not both, the authors propose an architecture for fair resource allocation that consists of a distributed scheduling algorithm operating in conjunction with an asynchronous congestion control algorithm. This paper shows that the proposed joint congestion control and scheduling algorithm supports at least one-third of the throughput supportable by any other algorithm, including centralized algorithms.

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