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Information theory vs. queueing theory for resource allocation in multiple access channels

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Information theory vs. queueing theory for resource allocation in multiple access channels
— We consider the problem of rate allocation in a fading Gaussian multiple-access channel with fixed transmission powers. The goal is to maximize a general concave utility function of the expected achieved rates of the users. There are different approaches to this problem in the literature. From an information theoretic point of view, rates are allocated only by using the channel state information. The queueing theory approach utilizes the global queue-length information for rate allocation to guarantee throughput optimality as well as maximizing a utility function of the rates. In this work, we make a connection between these two approaches by showing that the information theoretic capacity region of a multiple-access channel and its stability region are equivalent. Moreover, our numerical results show that a simple greedy policy which does not use the queue-length information can outperform queue-length based policies in terms of convergence rate and fairness.
Ali ParandehGheibi, Muriel Médard, Asuman E
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where PIMRC
Authors Ali ParandehGheibi, Muriel Médard, Asuman E. Ozdaglar, Atilla Eryilmaz
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