Improved Distributed Power Control Algorithms with Gradual Removal in Wireless Networks

Conference: European Wireless 2008 - 14th European Wireless Conference
06/22/2008 - 06/25/2008 at Prague, Czech Republic

Proceedings: European Wireless 2008

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Rasti, Mehdi; Sharafat, Ahmad R. (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)
Zander, Jens (Wireless@KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden)

In the well-known distributed target-SIR tracking power control algorithm, when the target-SIR requirements are not reachable for all users (due to heavy load and/or deep fading), some users transmit at maximum power without reaching their target SIR. Such users inefficiently consume their energies, and introduce unnecessary interference to others, which in turn results in more unnecessary non-supported users. To alleviate the situation, a minimal number of users have to be removed (the gradual removal problem). In this paper, we propose improvements to two algorithms that were shown to be the best of the existing distributed power control algorithms for the gradual removal problem, and demonstrate that the improved algorithms have smaller outage probabilities. In addition, we show that the convergence rate for one of our improved algorithms is substantially better than those of both original algorithms.