Distributed non-autonomous power control through distributed convex optimization

S. Sundhar Ram, V. V. Veeravalli, A. Nedić

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We consider the uplink power control problem where mobile users in different cells are communicating with their base stations. We formulate the power control problem as the minimization of a sum of convex functions. Each component function depends on the channel coefficients from all the mobile users to a specific base station and is assumed to be known only to that base station (only CSIR). We then view the power control problem as a distributed optimization problem that is to be solved by the base stations and propose convergent, distributed and iterative power control algorithms. These algorithms require each base station to communicate with the base stations in its neighboring cells in each iteration and are hence non-autonomous. Since the base stations are connected through a wired backbone the communication overhead is not an issue. The convergence of the algorithms is shown theoretically and also verified through numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2009 - The 28th Conference on Computer Communications
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2009 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Apr 19 2009Apr 25 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X


Other28th Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2009
CityRio de Janeiro

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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