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Distributed Cross-Layer Optimization of MANETs in Composite Fading

John Papandriopoulos, Subhrakanti Dey, Jamie S Evans

2006 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOLS 1-12 | IEEE | Published : 2006

Abstract

Cross-layer design can significantly improve the performance of mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs), as indicated by the flurry of recent results in the literature. Much of this work stems from the Kelly network utility maximization (NUM) framework, where convexity is crucial for developing algorithms that reach the global optimum. Unfortunately many problems are nonconvex in nature, so convex approximations are abundant. In this paper, we consider the joint optimization of source data-rates and link transmitter powers in a MANET, specifically dealing with the statistical variations of the wireless channel. In this paradigm we show that the commonly applied high-SIR convex approximation is unrea..

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