Uplink Decentralized Joint Bandwidth and Power Allocation for Energy-Efficient Operation in a Heterogeneous Wireless Medium Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 IEEE. In this paper, energy efficient uplink communications are investigated for battery-constrained mobile terminals (MTs) with service quality requirements and multi-homing capabilities. A heterogeneous wireless medium is considered, where MTs communicate with base stations (BSs) and access points (APs) of different networks with overlapped coverage. Different from the existing works, we develop a quality of service (QoS)-based optimization framework for joint uplink bandwidth and power allocation to maximize energy efficiency for a set of MTs with multi-homing capabilities. The proposed framework is implemented in a decentralized architecture, through coordination among BSs/APs of different networks and MTs, which is a desirable feature when different networks are operated by different service providers. A suboptimal framework is presented with a reduced computational complexity as compared with the optimal framework. Simulation results demonstrate the improved performance of both the optimal and suboptimal frameworks over a state-of-the-art benchmark.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ismail, M., Gamage, A. T., Zhuang, W., Shen, X., Serpedin, E., & Qaraqe, K.

citation count

  • 37

complete list of authors

  • Ismail, Muhammad||Gamage, Amila Tharaperiya||Zhuang, Weihua||Shen, Xuemin||Serpedin, Erchin||Qaraqe, Khalid

publication date

  • April 2015