Mobility

Joint Rate and Power Control for Elastic and Inelastic Traffic in Multihop Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

The current optimal joint rate and power control algorithms for wireless networks are mainly for elastic traffic which has strictly concave utility functions. In the multiclass service networks such that elastic and inelastic, the inelastic traffic is usually associated with the sigmoidal utilities which are non-concave functions. Therefore, the corresponding Network Utility Maximization (NUM) problem is non-convex in both objective and constraints. The current approaches cannot be applied and the problem is difficult to solve for the global optimal solution even with the centralized method. This paper proposes the joint rate and power control algorithm which can be distributively implemented.

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