Generalised multi-receiver radio network: Capacity and asymptotic stability of power control through Banach's fixed-point theorem


V. Rodriguez, R. Mathar, A. Schmeink,


        We introduce a model of a generalised multi-receiver radio network with quality-of-service (QoS) constraints. There are two key functions: (1) Ni is non-decreasing and homogeneous and gives i s QoS as function of its carrier-to-interference ratios at each of K receivers, (2) nu_ik is a semi-norm that gives the interference experienced by transmitter i at receiver k as function of the power vector. We utilise norm concepts and Banach s well-known fixed-point theorem to characterise the conditions under which a QoS vector is feasible, and the corresponding power-adjustment process converges. The critical power levels equal a_i/h_i where a_i is the QoS target, and h_i is the average channel gain. hi=Ni(h_i1, ..., h_i,K) where h_ik is the channel gain from transmitter i to receiver k. If the interference experienced by each transmitter i at each receiver k is less than 1 when each power is set to the critical level (i.e., nu_ik(a_1/h_1, a_2/h_2,..., a_N/h_N)<1), then the QoS targets are feasible. Applications of our general result yields simple feasibility formulae for 3 scenarios from Yates (JSAC, 13(7):1341-1348, 1995): (i) fixed base-station assignment, (ii) macro-diversity and, (iii) multipleconnection reception (terminal must maintain acceptable QoS at several receivers), which includes the minimum power assignment as a special case. The 3 formulae have the simple form: largest weighted sum of N-1 QoS targets less than one, where the weights are relative channel gains.

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	author = {Virgilio Rodriguez and Rudolf Mathar and Anke Schmeink},
	title = "Generalised multi-receiver radio network: Capacity and asymptotic stability of power control through {B}anach's fixed-point theorem",
	pages = "1-6",
	booktitle = "{IEEE} Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)",
	address = {Budapest, Hungary},
	month = Apr,
	year = 2009,
	hsb = hsb910012537,


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