Distributed fair resource allocation in cellular networks in the presence of heterogeneous delays

Lei Ying, R. Srikant, Atilla Eryilmaz, Geir E. Dullerud

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We consider the problem of allocating resources at a base station to many competing flows, where each flow is intended for a different receiver. The channel conditions may be time-varying and different for different receivers. It has been shown in a previous paper that in a delay-free network, a combination of queue-length-based scheduling at the base station and congestion control at the end users can guarantee queue-length stability and fair resource allocation. In this note, we extend this result to wireless networks where the congestion information from the base station is received with a feedback delay at the transmitters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007



  • Cellular networks
  • Congestion control
  • Heterogeneous delays
  • Queue-length-based policy
  • Resource allocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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