An Optimal Online Resource Allocation Algorithm for Energy Harvesting Body Area Networks
AbstractIn Body Area Networks (BANs), how to achieve energy management to extend the lifetime of the body area networks system is one of the most critical problems. In this paper, we design a body area network system powered by renewable energy, in which the sensors carried by patient with energy harvesting module can transmit data to a personal device. We do not require any a priori knowledge of the stochastic nature of energy harvesting and energy consumption. We formulate a user utility optimization problem. We use Lyapunov Optimization techniques to decompose the problem into three sub-problems, i.e., battery management, collecting rate control and transmission power allocation. We propose an online resource allocation algorithm to achieve two major goals: (1) balancing sensors’ energy harvesting and energy consumption while stabilizing the BANs system; and (2) maximizing the user utility. Performance analysis addresses required battery capacity, bounded data queue length and optimality of the proposed algorithm. Simulation results verify the optimization of algorithm. View Full-Text
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Wu, G.; Chen, Z.; Guo, L.; Wu, J. An Optimal Online Resource Allocation Algorithm for Energy Harvesting Body Area Networks. Algorithms 2018, 11, 14.
Wu G, Chen Z, Guo L, Wu J. An Optimal Online Resource Allocation Algorithm for Energy Harvesting Body Area Networks. Algorithms. 2018; 11(2):14.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wu, Guangyuan; Chen, Zhigang; Guo, Lin; Wu, Jia. 2018. "An Optimal Online Resource Allocation Algorithm for Energy Harvesting Body Area Networks." Algorithms 11, no. 2: 14.