Energy harvesting communications with energy and data storage limitations

Burak Varan, Aylin Yener

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    In this paper, a single user channel is considered with an energy harvesting transmitter that receives its energy and data intermittently. The transmitter is equipped with a finite battery as well as a finite data buffer. The throughput maximization problem with a deadline is solved and the optimal transmission policy is obtained. The optimization problem is shown to yield a directional waterfilling solution with energy pumps. An alternative algorithmic solution is also presented that utilizes the recursive shortest path solution that was shown to be optimal for infinite data buffers in earlier work. Numerical results are provided to demonstrate the throughput performance of optimal policies as well as to assess the impact of the finite buffer on the throughput.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number7037011
    Pages (from-to)1442-1447
    Number of pages6
    JournalProceedings - IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM
    StatePublished - 2014
    Event2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 - Austin, United States
    Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 12 2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Signal Processing

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