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ItemMaximizing Sum-Rate via Relay Selection and Power Control in Dual-Hop NetworksDayarathna, S ; Senanayake, R ; Evans, J (IEEE, 2022-01-01)In this paper, we focus on the sum-rate optimization problem in a general dual-hop relay network by considering the joint relay selection and power control in the presence of interference. First, we propose a new relay selection algorithm which has better sum-rate performance than the existing relay selection techniques. Then we combine relay selection and power control to propose a novel iterative algorithm based on the tight lower bound approximation which maximizes the achievable sum-rate. We also prove that for the special case of two-user networks, binary power allocation is optimum for at least two transmitting nodes. Extensive numerical examples are used to compare the performance of the proposed algorithm and to illustrate the accuracy of the analysis.
ItemOptimal Routing for Multi-User Multi-Hop Relay Networks Via Dynamic ProgrammingDayarathna, S ; Senanayake, R ; Evans, J (IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 2022-05-23)In this letter, we study the relay selection problem in multi-user, multi-hop relay networks with the objective of minimizing the network outage probability. When only one user is present, it is well known that the optimal relay selection problem can be solved efficiently via dynamic programming. This solution breaks down in the multi-user scenario due to dependence between users. We resolve this challenge using a novel relay aggregation approach. On the expanded trellis, dynamic programming can be used to solve the optimal relay selection problem with computational complexity linear in the number of hops. Numerical examples illustrate the efficient use of this algorithm for relay networks.
ItemSum-Rate Optimization in Flexible Half-Duplex Networks With Transmitter/Receiver SchedulingDayarathna, S ; Senanayake, R ; Evans, J (IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 2022-07-01)In this paper, we focus on the problem of transmitter and receiver scheduling to maximize the achievable sum-rate of a flexible half-duplex network where nodes have the flexibility to either transmit, receive or be silent in a given time slot. We consider a network with multiple transmitters and receivers where each transmitter has specific information it needs to send to a set of receiving nodes. First, we conduct some structural analysis and show that the achievable sum-rate is maximized when each transmitter only transmits to a single receiver at a given time. Next, we consider one instance of the flexible network and by reducing the symmetric multiple receiver network to a single receiver network, we also show that the achievable sum-rate is maximized when either one transmitter or all the transmitters transmit. In fact, there exists a unique received signal-to-noise ratio at which the optimality changes from all-to-one. Finally, we design a novel low-cost algorithm that gives a sub-optimal solution to the achievable sum-rate maximization problem in a flexible half-duplex network. We also provide a comprehensive comparison of the proposed algorithm with respect to existing resource allocation techniques, and observe that our proposed algorithm provides significant sum-rate gains.
ItemCentralized Scheduling with Sum-Rate optimization in Flexible Half-Duplex NetworksDayarathna, S ; Razlighi, M ; Senanayake, R ; Zlatanov, N ; Evans, J (IEEE, 2020-05)In this paper, we focus on maximization of the instantaneous sum-rate in flexible half-duplex networks, where nodes have the flexibility to choose to either transmit, receive or be silent in a given time slot. Since the corresponding optimization problem is NP-hard, we design low-cost algorithms that give sub-optimal solutions with good performance. We first consider two existing approximation techniques to simplify the sum-rate optimization problem: arithmetic-geometric means inequality and another utilising the tight lower bound approximation. We then propose a novel pattern search algorithm that performs close to exhaustive search but with significantly lower complexity. Comparing the performance of the proposed algorithm with respect to existing resource allocation techniques, we observe that our proposed algorithm provides significant sum-rate gains.
ItemBinary Power Optimality for Two Link Full-Duplex NetworkDayarathna, S ; Senanayake, R ; Evans, J (IEEE, 2020-05)In this paper, we analyse the optimality of binary power allocation in a network that includes full-duplex communication links. Considering a network with four communicating nodes, two of them operating in half-duplex mode and the other two in full-duplex mode, we prove that binary power allocation is optimum for the full-duplex nodes when maximizing the sum rate. We also prove that, for half-duplex nodes binary power allocation is not optimum in general. However, for the two special cases, 1) the low signal-to-noise-plus-interference (SINR) regime and, 2) the approximation by the arithmetic mean-geometric mean inequality, binary power allocation is optimum for the approximated sum rate even for the half-duplex nodes. We further analyse a third special case using a symmetric network for which the optimum power allocation is binary, under a sufficient condition. Numerical examples are included to illustrate the accuracy of the results.