Proportional fair scheduling in wireless powered communication networks

Hristina Chingoska, Ivana Nikoloska, Zoran Hadzi-Velkov, Nikola Zlatanov

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In this paper, we extend proportional fair scheduling to a wireless powered communication network (WPCN) consisting of a base station (BS) and K rechargeable energy harvesting users (EHUs) that utilize dynamic time-division multiple access (D-TDMA). Each TDMA frame consists of an energy harvesting (EH) phase, which contains the RF energy broadcast by the BS, and an information transmission (IT) phase of the scheduled EHU over the uplink. We propose scheduling policy that achieves proportional fairness among the EHUs, while optimizing the BS transmit power and EH phase duration. Our numerical results reveal that such scheduling policy achieves near perfect fairness in the considered network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2016)
EditorsPeriklis Chatzimisios, Athanasios Iossifides, Shiwen Mao, Kan Zheng, Vasilis Friderikos
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019908
ISBN (Print)9781509019915
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016
EventIEEE International Conference on Telecommunications 2016 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 16 May 201618 May 2016
Conference number: 23rd


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Telecommunications 2016
Abbreviated titleICT 2016
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  • Energy harvesting
  • Wireless powered communication networks
  • Proportional fairness
  • Wireless power transfer

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