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Stability of scheduled message communication over degraded broadcast channels

Sesha Sayee, Kalyanarama KCV and Mukherji, Utpal (2006) Stability of scheduled message communication over degraded broadcast channels. In: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,, Jul 09-14, 2006, Seattle, WA, pp. 2764-2768.

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We develop a multi-class discrete-time processor-sharing queueing model for scheduled message communication over a discrete memoryless degraded broadcast channel. The framework we consider here models both the random message arrivals and the subsequent reliable communication by suitably combining techniques from queueing theory and information theory. Requests for message transmissions are assumed to arrive according to i.i.d. arrival processes. Then, (i) we derive an outer bound to the stability region of message arrival rate vectors achievable by the class of stationary scheduling policies, (ii) we show for any message arrival rate vector that satisfies the outer bound, that there exists a stationary "state-independent" policy that results in a stable system for the corresponding message arrival processes, and (iii) under an asymptotic regime, we show that the stability region of information arrival rate vectors is the information-theoretic capacity region of a degraded broadcast channel.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. BH Virupaksh
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 09:24
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/30494

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