Age-energy tradeoff in fading channels with packet-based transmissions

Haitao Huang, Deli Qiao, M. Cenk Gursoy

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Abstract

The optimal transmission strategy to minimize the weighted combination of age of information (AoI) and total energy consumption is studied in this paper. It is assumed that the status update information is obtained and transmitted at fixed rate over a Rayleigh fading channel in a packet-based wireless communication system. A maximum transmission round on each packet is enforced to guarantee certain reliability of the update packets. Given fixed average transmission power, the age-energy tradeoff can be formulated as a constrained Markov decision process (CMDP) problem considering the sensing power consumption as well. Employing the Lagrangian relaxation, the CMDP problem is transformed into a Markov decision process (MDP) problem. An algorithm is proposed to obtain the optimal power allocation policy. Through simulation results, it is shown that both age and energy efficiency can be improved by the proposed optimal policy compared with two benchmark schemes. Also, age can be effectively reduced at the expense of higher energy cost, and more emphasis on energy consumption leads to higher average age at the same energy efficiency. Overall, the tradeoff between average age and energy efficiency is identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2020 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages323-328
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728186955
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Event2020 IEEE INFOCOM Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2020 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jul 6 2020Jul 9 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE INFOCOM 2020 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE INFOCOM Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2020
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period7/6/207/9/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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