Learning from Experience: Efficient Decentralized Scheduling for 60GHz Mesh Networks

G.H. Sim, R. Li, C. Cano, D. Malone, P. Patras, W. Widmer

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Abstract

Due to the directionality of transmissions in millimeter wave (mm-wave) networks, wireless stations are usually unable to overhear when other stations access the channel. This makes it hard to design efficient distributed beam coordination and scheduling mechanisms. At the same time, centralized schemes only perform well in relatively simple, static scenarios. In practical settings where links exhibit different channel qualities and in the context of relaying or in-band back hauling, centrally coordinating all stations becomes difficult. In this paper, we propose a low complexity, decentralized, learning-based scheduling algorithm for mm-wave networks that handles heterogeneous link rates and packet sizes efficiently. Compared to state-of-the art slotted channel access for mm-wave networks, the proposed mechanism achieves throughput gains of up to a factor of 8 in single-hop scenarios and end-to-end throughput improvements of up to a factor of 1.6 in multi-hop topologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM)
Place of PublicationLisbon, Portugal
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSEVENTEENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON A WORLD OF WIRELESS, MOBILE AND MULTIMEDIA NETWORKS - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 21 Jun 201624 Jun 2016
http://wowmom2016.uc.pt/

Conference

ConferenceSEVENTEENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON A WORLD OF WIRELESS, MOBILE AND MULTIMEDIA NETWORKS
Abbreviated titleWOWMOM 2016
CountryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period21/06/1624/06/16
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