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O. L. Alcaraz López, H. Alves, R. D. Souza, S. Montejo-Sánchez and E. M. García Fernández, "Rate Control for Wireless-Powered Communication Network With Reliability and Delay Constraints," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 5791-5805, Dec. 2019. doi: 10.1109/TWC.2019.2939127

Rate control for wireless-powered communication network with reliability and delay constraints

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Author: Alcaraz López, Onel L.1; Alves, Hirley1; Souza, Richard Demo2;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland
2Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil
3Programa Institucional de Fomento a la I+D+i, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile
4Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, Brazil
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-09-27


We consider a two-phaseWireless-Powered Communication Network under Nakagami-m fading, where a wireless energy transfer process first powers a sensor node that then uses such energy to transmit its data in the wireless information transmission phase. We explore a fixed transmit rate scheme designed to cope with the reliability and delay constraints of the system while attaining closed-form approximations for the optimum wireless energy transfer and wireless information transmission blocklength. Then, a more-elaborate rate control strategy exploiting the readily available battery charge information is proposed and the results evidence its outstanding performance when compared with the fixed transmit rate, for which no battery charge information is available. It even reaches an average rate performance close to that of an ideal scheme requiring full Channel State Information at transmitter side. Numerical results show the positive impact of a greater number of antennas at the destination, and evidence that the greater the reliability constraints, the smaller the message sizes on average, and the smaller the optimum information blocklengths. Finally, we corroborate the appropriateness of using the asymptotic blocklength formulation as an approximation of the non-asymptotic finite blocklength results.

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Series: IEEE transactions on wireless communications
ISSN: 1536-1276
ISSN-E: 1558-2248
ISSN-L: 1536-1276
Volume: 18
Issue: 12
Pages: 5791 - 5805
DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2019.2939127
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is partially supported by Academy of Finland (Aka) (Grants n.303532, n.307492, n.318927 (6Genesis Flagship)), CAPES (Brazilian Agency for Higher Education) (project PrInt CAPES-UFSC “Automation 4.0”), as well as FONDECYT Postdoctoral Grant n.3170021.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 303532
Detailed Information: 303532 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
307492 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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