Maximal flow-level stability of best-rate schedulers in heterogeneous wireless systems

Jacko, P. and Morozov, E. and Potakhina, L. and Verloop, I. M. (2017) Maximal flow-level stability of best-rate schedulers in heterogeneous wireless systems. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 28 (1). ISSN 2161-3915

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Abstract

We investigate flow-level stability of schedulers in parallel-service wireless systems, which is important for maximizing the base station's capacity to serve the heterogeneous flows that are within the base station's power range. We model such a system as a multi-class queueing system with multiple preemptive servers, in which flows of different classes randomly arrive and depart once their flow is completed. The channel condition of a flow varies randomly over time because of fading and mobility. The evolution of the channel condition is assumed to be Markovian and class dependent. We focus on a general family of the best-rate schedulers that, whenever possible, serve flows that are in the channel condition corresponding to the highest achievable class-dependent transmission rate (i.e. the best rate). We prove under mild assumptions that any best-rate scheduler achieves maximal stability, that is, stabilizes the system whenever possible, in all systems with generally distributed class-dependent arrivals and flow sizes.

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Journal Article
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Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
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09 Apr 2015 08:46
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