Jeff Mounzer

A New Power-Controlled Multiple Access (PCMA) Algorithm: Derivation, Analysis, and Simulation


Transmitter power control (TPC) can improve a number of performance parameters for today's wireless networks; it can help minimize energy usage, improve network capacity, and mitigate the effects of cross-link interference. In currently deployed wireless networks, transmitter power control continues to be implemented in a rudimentary fashion, if at all - for example, the IEEE 802.11 standard does not specify a power control protocol for its MAC layer [5], and many WiFi networks use the maximum allowable transmitter power for all communications [6]. The TPC problem is exacerbated in ad hoc networks, where centralized control of the network is often impractical - in general, each transmitter in such a network must regulate its own power autonomously (distributed TPC) [4]. With the advent of the Internet of Things and the continued proliferation of interference-limited wireless networks that are deployed in an ad hoc fashion, the importance of understanding and maximizing the capabilities of distributed TPC algorithms is growing.


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