On the stability of the Foschini-Miljanic algorithm with time-delays

Themistoklis Charalambous*, Ioannis Lestas, Glenn Vinnicombe

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Many of the distributed power control algorithms for wireless networks in the literature ignore the fact that while the algorithms necessitate communication among users, propagation delays exist in the network. This problem is of vital importance, since propagation delays are omnipresent in wireless networks. The Foschini-Miljanic algorithm is provably stable if there are no time-delays in the execution of the algorithm. However, since the interference measurements are fed back to the transmitter by its corresponding receiver, timedelays are inevitably introduced into the system. This work presents a more realistic version of the well known Foschini-Miljanic algorithm for Distributed Power Control since it considers the time-delays introduced to the system due to propagation delays. In both the continuous and discrete time cases we prove global stability of the system in the presence of propagation delays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 9 Dec 200811 Dec 2008
Conference number: 47


ConferenceIEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Abbreviated titleCDC

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