Technical Report CS0397

TR#:CS0397
Class:CS
Title: Fair Algorithms for Maximal Link Activation in Multi-Hop Radio Networks
Authors: I. Chalamtac and A. Lerner
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Abstract: We present a distributed algorithm for obtaining a fair timeslot allocation for link activation in multi-hop radio network. We introduce the concept of maxiroal fairness in which the terrmnation of a fair allocation algorithm is related to maximal reuse of the channel under a given fairness metric. The fairness metric can be freely interpreted as the expected link traffic load demands, link priorities, etc. Since respective demands for timeslot allocation will not necessarily be equal. we define fairness in terms of the closeness of allocation to respective link demands, while preserving the collision free ptoperty. The algorithm can be used in conjunction with existing link activation algorithms to provide a fairer and fuller utilization of the channel.
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