A fully distributed power control algorithm for cellular mobile systems

Tsern-Huei Lee*, Jen Cheng Lin

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Several distributed power control algorithms that can achieve carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR) balancing with probability one have been proposed recently for cellular mobile systems [5]-[8]. In these algorithms, only local information is used to adjust transmitting power. However, a normalization procedure is required in each iteration to determine transmitting power and, thus, these algorithms are not fully distributed. In this paper, we present a distributed power control algorithm which does not need the normalization procedure. We show that the proposed algorithm can achieve CIR balancing with probability one. Moreover, numerical results reveal our proposed scheme performs better than the algorithm presented in [7], which has the best performance among the distributed power control algorithms studied in [5]-[8]. The excellent performance and the fully distributed property make our proposed algorithm a good choice for cellular mobile systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-697
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 May 1996

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