Joint Data Routing and Power Scheduling for Wireless Powered Communication Networks
Paper i proceeding, 2019
In a wireless powered communication network, an energy access point (EAP) supplies the energy needs of the network nodes through radio frequency wave transmission, and the nodes store the received energy in their batteries for their future data transmission. In this paper, we propose an online stochastic policy that jointly controls energy transmission from the EAP to the nodes and data transfer among the nodes. Our proposed policy is designed using a quadratic Lyapunov function to capture the limitations on the energy consumption of the nodes imposed by their battery level. The proposed policy is adaptive to different channel statistics of the network. We provide theoretical analysis for the performance of the proposed policy and show that it stabilizes the network. Moreover, the average energy consumption of the network under this policy is within a bounded gap of the minimum energy level required for stabilizing the network.