Optimizing Wireless Network Throughput: Methods and Applications Optimizing Wireless Network Throughput: Methods and Applications
For a symmetric cellular network, where a fixed communication infrastructure is assumed and each user has similar average Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), we study the performance of a Maximum SNR (Max-SNR) scheduler, which schedules the strongest user for service, with the effects of channel estimation error, the Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS), channel feedback delay, and Doppler shift all taken into account. The degradation of the throughput of a Max-SNR scheduler due to outdated channel knowledge for a system with large Doppler shift and asymmetric users is analyzed and mathematical derivations of the capacity of the system based upon an Auto-Regressive (AR) channel model are presented in the dissertation as well. Unlike the schedulers proposed in the literature, which instantaneously keep track of the strongest user, an optimal scheduler that operates on the properties of Doppler and the average SNR of each user is proposed.
The high flexibility and easy deployment characteristics that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) possess endow them with the possibility to act as mobile relays to create secure and reliable communication links in severe environments. Unlike cellular communications, where the base stations are stationary, the mobility in a UAV-assisted network can be exploited to improve the quality of the communications. Herein, the deployment and optimal motion control problem for a mobile-relay-aided network is considered. A network protocol which achieves optimal throughput and maintains a certain Quality of Service (QoS) requirement is proposed from a cross-layer perspective. The handoff problem of the Access Point (AP) between various relays is studied and the effect of the mobility on the handoff algorithm is addressed.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:wireless networks mimo opportunistic unmanned aerial vehicle mobile relay cross layer
Date of Publication:11/16/2007