On scheduling and clustering in hierarchical TH-PPM UWB wireless ad hoc networks

Liu, Yang and Kwok, Yu-Kwong and Wang, Jiangzhou (2008) On scheduling and clustering in hierarchical TH-PPM UWB wireless ad hoc networks. Journal of Supercomputing, 46 (1). pp. 58-83. ISSN 0920-8542. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Ultra wideband (UWB) systems are considered as the key wireless infrastructure platforms for efficient short-range communications. In particular, the UWB based mobile computing systems are envisioned to be attractive solutions to various ad hoc networking applications. However, due to UWB's unique physical characteristics, the traditional resource management schemes for ad hoc networks cannot be applied to UWB based systems directly. In this paper, we consider the bandwidth scheduling problem in a UWB based hierarchical wireless ad hoc network, which is typically used in an enterprise-scale mobile computing environment. Based on the mathematical analysis and the computer simulations, it is demonstrated that our proposed scheduling scheme exhibits close-to-optimal performance governed by the proportional fairness (PF) constraint. Moreover, a novel self-organized clustering method is designed to improve the system throughput while meeting the PF constraint. Simulation results suggest that the proposed clustering method is effective under various system configurations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Bandwidth scheduling - UWB - Multiple access control - Ad hoc networks - Clustering algorithms - Proportional fairness
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: Maureen Cook
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2009 07:22
Last Modified: 29 May 2014 11:01
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15497 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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