Monotonic convergence of distributed interference pricing in wireless networks

Changxin Shi*, Randall A. Berry, Michael L. Honig

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We study distributed algorithms for allocating powers and/or adjusting beamforming vectors in a peer-to-peer wireless network which may have multiple-input-single-output (MISO) links. The objective is to maximize the total utility summed over all users, where each user's utility is a function of the received signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR). Each user (receiver) announces an interference price, representing the marginal cost of interference from other users. A particular user (transmitter) then updates its power and beamforming vector to maximize its utility minus the interference cost to other users, which is determined from their announced interference prices. We show that if each transmitter update is based on a current set of interference prices and the utility functions satisfy certain concavity conditions, then the total utility is non-decreasing with each update. The proof is based on the convexity of the utility functions with respect to received interference, and applies to rate utility functions, and an arbitrary number of interfering MISO links. The extension to multi-carrier links is discussed as well as algorithmic variations in which the prices are not immediately updated after power or beam updates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2009
Pages1619-1623
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2009 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 28 2009Jul 3 2009

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8102

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period6/28/097/3/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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