Jointly optimal congestion and contention control based on network utility maximization

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We study joint end-to-end congestion control and per-link medium access control (MAC) in ad-hoc networks. We use a network utility maximization formulation, in which by adjusting the types of utility functions, we can accommodate multi-class services as well as exploit the tradeoff between efficiency and fairness of resource allocation. Despite the inherent difficulties of non-convexity and non-separability of the optimization problem, we show that, with readily-verifiable sufficient conditions, we can develop a distributed algorithm that converges to the globally and jointly optimal rate allocation and persistence probabilities. © 2006 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • March 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 216 - 218

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-7798

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/LCOMM.2006.1603389

Citation Source

  • Scopus