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Publications [#235888] of Robert Calderbank
Papers Published
 Lee, JW; Chiang, M; Calderbank, AR, Utilityoptimal randomaccess control,
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6 no. 7
(2007),
pp. 27412750, ISSN 15361276 [doi]
(last updated on 2018/06/25)
Abstract: This paper designs medium access control (MAC) protocols for wireless networks through the network utility maximization (NUM) framework. A networkwide utility maximization problem is formulated, using a collision/persistenceprobabilistic model and aligning selfish utility with total social welfare. By adjusting the parameters in the utility objective functions of the NUM problem, we can also control the tradeoff between efficiency and fairness of radio resource allocation. We develop two distributed algorithms to solve the utilityoptimal randomaccess control problem, which lead to random access protocols that have slightly more message passing overhead than the current exponentialbackoff protocols, but significant potential for efficiency and fairness improvement. We provide readilyverifiable sufficient conditions under which convergence of the proposed algorithms to a global optimality of network utility can be guaranteed, and numerical experiments that illustrate the value of the NUM approach to the complexityperformance tradeoff in MAC design. © 2007 IEEE.


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