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Stable Throughput Regions in Wireless Networks

Sastry Kompella, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA, sastry.kompella@nrl.navy.mil Anthony Ephremides, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, etony@umd.edu
 
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Sastry Kompella and Anthony Ephremides (2014), "Stable Throughput Regions in Wireless Networks", Foundations and Trends® in Networking: Vol. 7: No. 4, pp 235-338. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/1300000039

Published: 13 Mar 2014
© 2014 S. Kompella and A. Ephremides
 
Subjects
Modeling and Analysis,  Wireless Communications,  Queuing Theory,  Control of Network Systems
 
Keywords
Cooperative communicationsStabilityStable throughput regionsStochastic dominance
 

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In this article:
1. Introduction
2. Multiple-Access Channels
3. Cooperation
4. Cognition
5. Multicast
6. Channel State Information
7. Conclusions
References

Abstract

We present a review of the notion of stability and of stable throughput regions in wireless networks, with emphasis on network layer cooperation between interacting users. After a brief introduction, we examine in detail specific instances of the stability issue. These instances differ from each other in terms of the network, channel and traffic models they use. What they share is the notion of how stability is affected by node cooperation, as well as the notion of "interacting queues" that makes the stable throughput analysis difficult and often intractable. This review is intended to provide a reference point for the rich set of network control problems that arise in the context of queue stability in modern and future networks.

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Table of contents:
1. Introduction
2. Multiple-Access Channels
3. Cooperation
4. Cognition
5. Multicast
6. Channel State Information
7. Conclusions
References

Stable Throughput Regions in Wireless Networks

Stable Throughput Regions in Wireless Networks examines the fundamentals of stable throughput in wireless networks. It reviews the notion of stability and of stable throughput regions in wireless networks, with emphasis on network layer cooperation between interacting users. After a brief introduction, it examines in detail specific instances of the stability issue. These instances differ from each other in terms of the network, channel and traffic models they use. What they share is the notion of how stability is affected by node cooperation, as well as the notion of “interacting queues” that makes the stable throughput analysis difficult and often intractable. This review is intended to provide a reference point for the rich set of network control problems that arise in the context of queue stability in modern and future networks.

 
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