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Optimal Rate Allocation in Cluster-Tree WSNs
AbstractIn this paper, we propose a solution to the problem of guaranteed time slot allocation in cluster-tree WSNs. Our design uses the so-called Network Utility Maximization (NUM) approach as far as we aim to provide a fair distribution of the available resources. From the point of view of implementation, we extend here the authors’ proposed Coupled-Decompositions Method (CDM) in order to compute the NUM problem inside the cluster tree topology and we prove the optimality of this new extended version of the method. As a result, we obtain a distributed solution that reduces the total amount of signalling information in the network up to a factor of 500 with respect to the classical techniques, that is, primal and dual decomposition. This is possible because the CDM finds the optimal solution with a small number of iterations. Furthermore, when we compare our solution to the standard-proposed First Come First Serve (FCFS) policy, we realize that FCFS becomes pretty unfair as the traffic load in the network increases and thus, a fair allocation of resources can be considered whenever the price to pay in terms of signalling and computational complexity is controlled.
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Morell, A.; Vicario, J.L.; Vilajosana, X.; Vilajosana, I.; Seco-Granados, G. Optimal Rate Allocation in Cluster-Tree WSNs. Sensors 2011, 11, 3611-3639.View more citation formats
Morell A, Vicario JL, Vilajosana X, Vilajosana I, Seco-Granados G. Optimal Rate Allocation in Cluster-Tree WSNs. Sensors. 2011; 11(4):3611-3639.Chicago/Turabian Style
Morell, Antoni; Vicario, Jose Lopez; Vilajosana, Xavier; Vilajosana, Ignasi; Seco-Granados, Gonzalo. 2011. "Optimal Rate Allocation in Cluster-Tree WSNs." Sensors 11, no. 4: 3611-3639.