Delay-aware Wireless Resource Allocation and User Association in LiFi-WiFi Heterogeneous Networks

Hansini Vijayaraghavan, Wolfgang Kellerer

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Abstract

The ever-growing wireless networks demand high capacity, have strict latency requirements, and must support diverse communication services. A LiFi-WiFi heterogeneous net-work has proven to be a useful tool to satisfy the growing capacity demand. However, to leverage these co-existing, non-interfering technologies, intelligent resource management schemes have to be developed. To support diverse applications with varying delay and data rate requirements, the resource management scheme should consider the Quality of Service (QoS) while allocating wireless resources. In this work, the downlink wireless resources are allocated to users such that the average network packet delay is minimized. Users that are both capable and not capable of multi-homing are considered and a separate optimization problem is formulated for each case. These problems are then solved using a global Branch and Bound-based solver and a genetic algorithm-based Metaheuristic is also proposed. The algorithms are then evaluated with simulations and the results show that the average network packet delay is significantly lowered and each user's strict QoS requirements are satisfied even in a network with heavy traffic flow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728181042
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2021 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 7 Dec 202111 Dec 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2021
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period7/12/2111/12/21

Keywords

  • HetNet
  • LiFi
  • Multi-Homing
  • delay-aware
  • ge-netic algorithm

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