Physical-layer Aware Control and Optimization in Wireless Networks
With the explosive growth in demand for wireless §services, §the next generation wireless networks are expected to§provide solutions to cost-effective, ubiquitous, §always-on broadband access. There has been a general §consensus that developing network-level solutions §that take advantage of the interplay between the§physical-layer and the upper protocol layers would §yield significant performance gains. Thus motivated, §a common thread of this book is to study physical-§layer aware control and optimization in stochastic §wireless networks. Specifically, we want to obtain a§fundamental understanding of the following issues: §How can we take advantages of rich diversities such §as time/multi-user/multi-channel degrees of freedom §in wireless networks? How can we develop distributed §algorithms of joint rate control and MAC design for §end-to-end QoS provisioning? Are these distributed §algorithms stable in the presence of stochastic §noisy feedback? A principal objective of this book §is to develop systematic frameworks for solving §these issues.