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Adaptive distributed algorithms for optimal random access channels

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2 Author(s)
Yichuan Hu ; Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 200 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, 19104, USA ; Alejandro Ribeiro

We develop adaptive scheduling and power control algorithms for random access in a multiple access channel where terminals acquire instantaneous channel state information but do not know the probability distribution of the channel. In each time slot, terminals measure the channel to the common access point. Based on the observed channel value, they determine whether to transmit or not and, if they decide to do so, adjust their transmitted power. We remark that there is no coordination between terminals and that adaptation is to the local channel value only. It is shown that the proposed algorithm almost surely maximizes a proportional fair utility while adhering to instantaneous and average power constraints. Important properties of the algorithm are adaptivity, low computational complexity and the ability to handle non-convex rate functions. Numerical results on a randomly generated network with heterogeneous users corroborate theoretical results.

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Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), 2010 48th Annual Allerton Conference on

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Sept. 29 2010-Oct. 1 2010