Optimum Practical Design of Distributed and Asynchronous Power Control for Wireless Networks with Shared Bands


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A   No.7   pp.1261-1270
Publication Date: 2007/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.7.1261
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Networks)
cognitive radio,  ad hoc networks,  power control,  distributed,  asynchronous,  equilibrium,  frequency band sharing,  

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The present paper proposes two novel and practical schemes for distributed and asynchronous power control in wireless ad hoc networks, in which users dynamically share several frequency bands as in "cognitive radio" networks. These schemes iteratively adjust transmit powers of individual network transmitters with respect to mutually caused interference in the shared bands. Their most attractive feature is that they find network-wide acceptable trade-offs to diverse signal-to-noise and interference (SINR) requirements and efficiently use techniques of stochastic approximation and time-averaging to guarantee a robust performance in random channels. Advantageously, both proposed algorithms do not assume any particular modulation, coding, QoS measure definition or network architecture, which assures their high applicability in the industry and research. Moreover, the broad definition and non-linear nature of these schemes mathematically generalize and thus encompass as a special case many widely deployed power control schemes such as e.g. those for achieving fixed SINR targets or using game-theoretic utility maximization. Simulations are provided to illustrate our approach and its better performance compared to standard algorithms.