Traffic load based reverse link power allocation for cellular packet data systems

R. Prakash, V. V. Veeravalli

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Power control typically constitutes the adaptation of transmit power to fading. It is argued that in packet data systems, there is another important aspect of power control, and that is the adaptation of the transmit power to the traffic load. The traffic load is defined as the number of users who wish to transmit data to the base station, and this traffic load changes with time. Adaptation of the reverse link transmit power to the traffic load is shown to improve the power-delay tradeoff. The optimal power control policy is computed using dynamic programming, and is compared with some simple suboptimal power control schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2332-2336
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event56th Vehicular Technology Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Sep 24 2002Sep 28 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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