Randall Berry

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We consider a user communicating over a fading channel with perfect channel state information. Data is assumed to arrive from some higher layer application and is stored in a buffer until it is transmitted. We study adapting the user’s transmission rate and power based on the channel state information as well as the buffer occupancy; the objectives are to(More)
We consider a distributed power control scheme for wireless ad hoc networks, in which each user announces a price that reflects compensation paid by other users for their interference. We present an asynchronous distributed algorithm for updating power levels and prices. By relating this algorithm to myopic best response updates in a fictitious game, we are(More)
We study auction mechanisms for sharing spectrum among a group of users, subject to a constraint on the interference temperature at a measurement point. The users access the channel using spread spectrum signaling and so interfere with each other. Each user receives a utility that is a function of the received signal-to-interference plus noise ratio. We(More)
Multiuser diversity refers to a type of diversity present across different users in a fading environment. This diversity can be exploited by scheduling transmissions so that users transmit when their channel conditions are favorable. Using such an approach leads to a system capacity that increases with the number of users. However, such scheduling requires(More)
To achieve the full multiplexing gain of MIMO interference networks at high SNRs, the interference from different transmitters must be aligned in lower-dimensional subspaces at the receivers. Recently a distributed “max-SINR” algorithm for precoder optimization has been proposed that achieves interference alignment for sufficiently high SNRs. We show that(More)
We consider scheduling and resource allocation for the downlink of a OFDM-based wireless network. During each time-slot the scheduling and resource allocation problem involves selecting a subset of users for transmission, determining the assignment of available subcarriers to selected users, and for each subcarrier determining the transmission power and the(More)
In wireless fading channels, multiuser diversity can be exploited by scheduling users to transmit when their channel conditions are favorable. This leads to a sum throughput that increases with the number of users and, in certain cases, achieves capacity. However, such scheduling requires global knowledge of every user's channel gain, which may be difficult(More)
In this paper, we consider traffic grooming in WDM/SONET ring networks when the offered traffic is characterized by a set of traffic matrices. Our objective is to minimize the cost of electronic add/drop multiplexers (ADMs) in the network, while being able to support any offered traffic matrix in a rearrangeably nonblocking manner. We provide several(More)
Energy is a constrained resource in mobile wireless networks. In such networks, communication takes place over fading channels. By varying the transmission rate and power based on the current fading level, a user in a wireless network can more efficiently utilize the available energy. For a given average transmission rate, information theoretic arguments(More)