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Wireless schedulers with future sight via real-time 3D environment mapping

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC 2010-Fall), 2010
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication dateSep 2010
Pages1 - 5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424435739

Publication series

ISSN (Print)10903038


Conference72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC 2010-Fall), 2010
Period1/09/10 → …


This paper proposes a new wireless scheduling methodology which takes advantage of future predictions of data rate for the several users competing for physical access. Based on a system which allows low-cost 3D mapping of an environment in real-time, the predictions are obtained via either low-resolution path-loss prediction given the physical structure of the surroundings or by reference to data rates achieved by previous visitors to a locality. The proportional fair scheduling (PFS) metric is extended to include measures of the future rates users may achieve, leading to a new family of schedulers. They show useful fairness improvements over PFS in exchange for a small capacity loss, and allow a number of configuration options and a range of trade-offs between fairness and capacity.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank all partners to the ViewNet project for their discussions and participation in this work. Terms of use: Copyright © 2010 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC 2010-Fall), 2010. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.



Research areas

  • wireless scheduling, 3D mapping


72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC 2010-Fall), 2010

Duration1 Sep 2010 → …

Event: Conference

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