On the achievable efficiency-fairness tradeoff in utility-optimal MAC protocols

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We use the network utility maximization (NUM) framework to create an efficient and fair medium access control (MAC) protocol for wireless networks. By adjusting the parameters in the utility objective functions of NUM problems, we control the tradeoff between efficiency and fairness of radio resource allocation through a rigorous and systematic design. In this paper, we propose a scheduling-based MAC protocol. Since it provides an upper-bound on the achievable performance, it establishes the optimality benchmarks for comparison with other algorithms in related work. Copyright © 2008 The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, JW; Chiang, M; Calderbank, AR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • E91-B / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1231 - 1234

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1745-1345

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0916-8516

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.4.1231

Citation Source

  • Scopus