A Generalized Utility Maximization Problem With Outage Constraints in CDMA Networks
The problem of maximizing a utility function while limiting the outage probability below an appropriate threshold is investigated. A coded-division multi access wireless network under mixed Nakagami-lognormal fading is considered. Solving such a utility maximization problem is difficult because the problem is non-convex and non-geometric with mixed integer and real decision variables and no explicit functions of the constraints are available. In this paper, two methods to the solution of the utility maximization problem are proposed. By the method, a simple explicit outage approximation is used and the constraint that rates are integers is relaxed yielding a standard convex programming optimization that can be solved quickly but at the price of a reduced accuracy.