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Power control by geometric programming
 IEEE Trans. on Wireless Commun
, 2005
"... Abstract — In wireless cellular or ad hoc networks where Quality of Service (QoS) is interferencelimited, a variety of power control problems can be formulated as nonlinear optimization with a systemwide objective, e.g., maximizing the total system throughput or the worst user throughput, subject ..."
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Abstract — In wireless cellular or ad hoc networks where Quality of Service (QoS) is interferencelimited, a variety of power control problems can be formulated as nonlinear optimization with a systemwide objective, e.g., maximizing the total system throughput or the worst user throughput, subject to QoS constraints from individual users, e.g., on data rate, delay, and outage probability. We show that in the high SignaltoInterference Ratios (SIR) regime, these nonlinear and apparently difficult, nonconvex optimization problems can be transformed into convex optimization problems in the form of geometric programming; hence they can be very efficiently solved for global optimality even with a large number of users. In the medium to low SIR regime, some of these constrained nonlinear optimization of power control cannot be turned into tractable convex formulations, but a heuristic can be used to compute in most cases the optimal solution by solving a series of geometric programs through the approach of successive convex approximation. While efficient and robust algorithms have been extensively studied for centralized solutions of geometric programs, distributed algorithms have not been explored before. We present a systematic method of distributed algorithms for power control that is geometricprogrammingbased. These techniques for power control, together with their implications to admission control and pricing in wireless networks, are illustrated through several numerical examples. Index Terms — Convex optimization, CDMA power control, Distributed algorithms. I.
Pricing and Power Control in a Multicell Wireless Data Network
 IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS
, 2001
"... In this paper we consider distributed power control in a multicell wireless data system and study the effect of pricing transmit power. Drawing on our earlier work in [1], we formulate the QoS of a data user via a utility function measured in bits per Joule. We consider distributed power control, ..."
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In this paper we consider distributed power control in a multicell wireless data system and study the effect of pricing transmit power. Drawing on our earlier work in [1], we formulate the QoS of a data user via a utility function measured in bits per Joule. We consider distributed power control, modeled as a noncooperative game, where users maximize their utilities in a multicell system. Base station assignment based on received signal strength as well as received signaltointerference ratio (SIR) are considered jointly with power control. Our results indicate that for both assignment schemes, such a procedure results in an ine#cient operating point (Nash equilibrium) for the entire system. We introduce pricing of transmit power as a mechanism for influencing data user behavior and our results show that the distributed power control based on maximizing the net utility (utility minus the price) results in improving the Pareto efficiency of the resulting operating point. Variations of pricing based on global and local loading in cells are considered as a means of improving the efficiency of wireless data networks. Finally, we discuss the improvement in utilities through a centralized scheme where each base station (BS) calculates the best SIR to be targeted by the terminals it is assigned.
Joint optimal power control and beamforming for wireless networks with antenna arrays
 in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. (GLOBECOM’96
, 1996
"... Abstract — The interference reduction capability of antenna arrays and the power control algorithms have been considered separately as means to increase the capacity in wireless communication networks. The minimum variance distortionless response beamformer maximizes the signaltointerferenceandn ..."
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Abstract — The interference reduction capability of antenna arrays and the power control algorithms have been considered separately as means to increase the capacity in wireless communication networks. The minimum variance distortionless response beamformer maximizes the signaltointerferenceandnoise ratio (SINR) when it is employed in the receiver of a wireless link. In a system with omnidirectional antennas, power control algorithms are used to maximize SINR as well. In this paper, we consider a system with beamforming capabilities in the receiver, and power control. An iterative algorithm is proposed to jointly update the transmission powers and the beamformer weights so that it converges to the jointly optimal beamforming and transmission power vector. The algorithm is distributed and uses only local interference measurements. In an uplink transmission scenario, it is shown how base assignment can be incorporated in addition to beamforming and power control, such that a globally optimum solution is obtained. The network capacity and the saving in mobile power are evaluated through numerical study. Index Terms — Adaptive beamforming, power control, spacedivision multiple access.
Coordinated beamforming for the multicell multiantenna wireless system
 IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun
"... Abstract—In a conventional wireless cellular system, signal processing is performed on a percell basis; outofcell interference is treated as background noise. This paper considers the benefit of coordinating basestations across multiple cells in a multiantenna beamforming system, where multiple ..."
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Abstract—In a conventional wireless cellular system, signal processing is performed on a percell basis; outofcell interference is treated as background noise. This paper considers the benefit of coordinating basestations across multiple cells in a multiantenna beamforming system, where multiple basestations may jointly optimize their respective beamformers to improve the overall system performance. This paper focuses on a downlink scenario where each remote user is equipped with a single antenna, but where multiple remote users may be active simultaneously in each cell. The design criterion is the minimization of the total weighted transmitted power across the basestations subject to signaltointerferenceandnoiseratio (SINR) constraints at the remote users. The main contribution is a practical algorithm that is capable of finding the joint optimal beamformers for all basestations globally and efficiently. The proposed algorithm is based on a generalization of uplinkdownlink duality to the multicell setting using the Lagrangian duality theory. The algorithm also naturally leads to a distributed implementation. Simulation results show that a coordinated beamforming system can significantly outperform a conventional system with percell signal processing. I.
Channel Access Algorithms with Active Link Protection for Wireless Communication Networks with Power Control
 IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking
, 2000
"... A distributed powercontrol algorithm with active link protection (DPC/ALP) is studied in this paper. It maintains the quality of service of operational (active) links above given thresholds at all times (link quality protection). As network congestion builds up, established links sustain their qual ..."
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A distributed powercontrol algorithm with active link protection (DPC/ALP) is studied in this paper. It maintains the quality of service of operational (active) links above given thresholds at all times (link quality protection). As network congestion builds up, established links sustain their quality, while incoming ones may be blocked and rejected. A suite of admission control algorithms, based on the DPC/ALP one, is also studied. They are distributed/autonomous and operate using local interference measurements.
Opportunistic Fair Scheduling over Multiple Wireless Channels
, 2003
"... Emerging spread spectrum highspeed data networks utilize multiple channels via orthogonal codes or frequencyhopping patterns such that multiple users can transmit concurrently. In this paper, we develop a framework for opportunistic scheduling over multiple wireless channels. With a realistic chan ..."
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Emerging spread spectrum highspeed data networks utilize multiple channels via orthogonal codes or frequencyhopping patterns such that multiple users can transmit concurrently. In this paper, we develop a framework for opportunistic scheduling over multiple wireless channels. With a realistic channel model, any subset of users can be selected for data transmission at any time, albeit with different throughputs and system resource requirements. We first transform selection of the best users and rates from a complex general optimization problem into a decoupled and tractable formulation: a multiuser scheduling problem that maximizes total system throughput and a controlupdate problem that ensures longterm deterministic or probabilistic fairness constraints. We then design and evaluate practical schedulers that approximate these objectives.
A utilitybased powercontrol scheme in wireless cellular systems
 IEEE/ACM TRANS. ON NETWORKING
, 2003
"... Distributed powercontrol algorithms for systems with hard signaltointerference ratio (SIR) constraints may diverge when infeasibility arises. In this paper, we present a powercontrol framework called utilitybased power control (UBPC) by reformulating the problem using a softened SIR requirement ..."
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Distributed powercontrol algorithms for systems with hard signaltointerference ratio (SIR) constraints may diverge when infeasibility arises. In this paper, we present a powercontrol framework called utilitybased power control (UBPC) by reformulating the problem using a softened SIR requirement (utility) and adding a penalty on power consumption (cost). Under this framework, the goal is to maximize the net utility, defined as utility minus cost. Although UBPC is still noncooperative and distributed in nature, some degree of cooperation emerges: a user will automatically decrease its target SIR (and may even turn off transmission) when it senses that traffic congestion is building up. This framework enables us to improve system convergence and to satisfy heterogeneous service requirements (such as delay and bit error rate) for integrated networks with both voice users and data users. Fairness, adaptiveness, and a high degree of flexibility can be achieved by properly tuning parameters in UBPC.
Multiaccess Fading Channels  Part II: DelayLimited Capacities
 IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory
"... In multiaccess wireless systems, dynamic allocation of resources such as transmit power, bandwidths, and rates is an important means to deal with the timevarying nature of the environment. In this twopart paper, we consider the problem of optimal resource allocation from an informationtheoretic p ..."
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In multiaccess wireless systems, dynamic allocation of resources such as transmit power, bandwidths, and rates is an important means to deal with the timevarying nature of the environment. In this twopart paper, we consider the problem of optimal resource allocation from an informationtheoretic point of view. We focus on the multiaccess fading channel with Gaussian noise, and define two notions of capacity depending on whether the traffic is delaysensitive or not. In Part I, we have analyzed the throughput capacity region which characterizes the longterm achievable rates through the timevarying channel. However, the delay experienced depends on how fast the channel varies. In the present paper, Part II, we introduce a notion of delaylimited capacity which is the maximum rate achievable with delay independent of how slow the fading is. We characterize the delaylimited capacity region of the multiaccess fading channel and the associated optimal resource allocation schemes. We show that successive decoding is optimal, and the optimal decoding order and power allocation can be found explicitly as a function of the fading states; this is a consequence of an underlying polymatroid structure that we exploit.
Optimal linear precoding strategies for wideband noncooperative systems based on game theory – Part II: Algorithms
 IEEE Trans. Signal Process
, 2008
"... In this twoparts paper we propose a decentralized strategy, based on a gametheoretic formulation, to find out the optimal precoding/multiplexing matrices for a multipointtomultipoint communication system composed of a set of wideband links sharing the same physical resources, i.e., time and band ..."
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In this twoparts paper we propose a decentralized strategy, based on a gametheoretic formulation, to find out the optimal precoding/multiplexing matrices for a multipointtomultipoint communication system composed of a set of wideband links sharing the same physical resources, i.e., time and bandwidth. We assume, as optimality criterion, the achievement of a Nash equilibrium and consider two alternative optimization problems: 1) the competitive maximization of mutual information on each link, given constraints on the transmit power and on the spectral mask imposed by the radio spectrum regulatory bodies; and 2) the competitive maximization of the transmission rate, using finite order constellations, under the same constraints as above, plus a constraint on the average error probability. In Part I of the paper, we start by showing that the solution set of both noncooperative games is always nonempty and contains only pure strategies. Then, we prove that the optimal precoding/multiplexing scheme for both games leads to a channel diagonalizing structure, so that both matrixvalued problems can be recast in a simpler unified vector power control game, with no performance penalty. Thus, we study this simpler game and derive sufficient conditions ensuring the uniqueness of the Nash equilibrium. Interestingly, although derived under stronger constraints,