Dynamic utility maximization for mobile data communications under delay constraints

Heng Wang, Narayan Mandayam, David J. Goodman, Paschalis Ligdas

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In this paper, we discuss dynamic binary transmit power control strategies for a mobile data user, taking into consideration channel dynamics, residual battery energy and communication delay constraints. We define a utility function for the mobile that takes into account communication throughput, energy consumption as well as delay. A dynamic programming algorithm is employed to maximize the user's utility, by which we obtain optimal transmission policies for different scenarios. The resulting transmitter power policies can be implemented using signal strength measurements and knowledge of residual battery energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2113-2117
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventVTC2000: 51st Vehicular Technology Conference 'Shaping History Through Mobile Technologies' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: May 15 2000May 18 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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