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dc.contributor.advisor Sabharwal, Ashutosh
dc.creatorKao, David Teh-Hwa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T18:31:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T18:31:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/103537
dc.description.abstract This thesis studies fairness in wireless networks. Unlike wired networks, the wireless medium presents many unique challenges. Foremost is the uncertainty associated with a time-varying physical channel. Consequently, we utilize a model that incorporates such variations and uncertainty. The main claim of this work is for a wireless network, fairness can only be achieved in the time-asymptotic sense, due to an inability to accurately measure the medium. As an example, we first present protocols that exhibit asymptotic convergence for distributed multiband networks. We then show that even for the straightforward task of centralized scheduling, if short-term fairness is desired, a guarantee of fairness results in zero throughput. Therefore, we present a concept of ϵ-fairness, where limited tolerance for unfairness permits increased spectral efficiency. We apply this concept to the scheduling problem, and show how it stimulates new design philosophies for realistic fair wireless networks.
dc.format.extent 93 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectElectrical engineering
Applied sciences
dc.title On fairness in wireless networks under channel uncertainty
dc.identifier.digital 304507898
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Electrical Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.callno THESIS E.E. 2008 KAO
dc.identifier.citation Kao, David Teh-Hwa. "On fairness in wireless networks under channel uncertainty." (2008) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/103537.


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