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—A generalized analysis of the IEEE 802.15.4 medium access control (MAC) protocol in terms of reliability, delay and energy consumption is presented. The IEEE 802.15.4 exponential backoff process is modeled through a Markov chain taking into account retry limits, acknowledgements, and unsaturated traffic. Simple and effective approximations of the(More)
—Convergecast, in which data from a set of sources is routed toward one data sink, is a critical functionality for wireless networks deployed for industrial monitoring and control. We address the joint link scheduling and channel assignment problem for convergecast in networks operating according to the recent WirelessHART standard. For a linear network(More)
— We consider the problem of joint end-to-end rate optimization and radio resource management in wireless OFDMA-based mesh networks. Radio units equipped with multiple radio interfaces are combined with the OFDMA medium access scheme to make up for the classical limitations of single-carrier wireless networks. We pose the problem as a utility maximization(More)
Opportunistic routing is widely known to have substantially better performance than unicast routing in wireless networks with lossy links. However, wireless sensor networks are usually duty cycled, that is, they frequently enter sleep states to ensure long network lifetime. This renders existing opportunistic routing schemes impractical, as they assume that(More)
—Network performance can be increased if the traditionally separated network layers are jointly optimized. Recently, network utility maximization has emerged as a powerful framework for studying such cross-layer issues. In this paper, we review and explain three distinct techniques that can be used to engineer utility-maximizing protocols: primal, dual, and(More)
We consider the problem of designing distributed mechanisms for joint congestion control and resource allocation in spatial-reuse TDMA wireless networks. The design problem is posed as a utility maximization subject to link rate constraints that involve both power allocation and transmission scheduling over multiple time-slots. Starting from the performance(More)
—The increased industrial interest in wireless sensor networks demands a shift from optimizing protocols for reporting sporadic events, to solutions for high-rate data collection and dissemination. We study time-optimal convergecast under the communication constraints of commodity sensor network platforms. We propose a novel convergecast model in which(More)
— We consider the problem of joint end-to-end band-width allocation and radio resource management in WiMax single-carrier wireless networks. The design problem is posed as a utility maximization problem subject to link rate constraints which involve transmission scheduling and power allocation. Inspired by a centralized algorithm for solving the associated(More)
—This paper presents a novel cross-layer design for joint power and end-to-end rate control optimization in DS-CDMA wireless networks, along with a detailed implementation and evaluation in the network simulator ns-2. Starting with a network utility maximization formulation of the problem, we derive distributed power control, transport rate and queue(More)
—The traditionally wired automation infrastructure is quickly migrating to more flexible and scalable wireless solutions. To cope with the stringent requirements of process automation in terms of latency and reliability, the network resources must be optimized to ensure timely and reliable communication. This paper considers the joint routing and(More)