Age of Information in Prioritized Random Access
Paper i proceeding, 2021

Age of information (AoI) is a performance metric that captures the freshness of status updates. While AoI has been studied thoroughly for point-to-point links, the impact of modern random-access protocols on this metric is still unclear. In this paper, we extend the recent results by Munari to prioritized random access where devices are divided into different classes according to different AoI requirements. We consider the irregular repetition slotted ALOHA protocol and analyze the AoI evolution by means of a Markovian analysis following similar lines as in Munari (2021). We aim to design the protocol to satisfy the AoI requirements for each class while minimizing the power consumption. To this end, we optimize the update probability and the degree distributions of each class, such that the probability that their AoI exceeds a given threshold lies below a given target and the average number of transmitted packets is minimized.


Khac-Hoang Ngo

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Giuseppe Durisi

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Alexandre Graell I Amat

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Conference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers

10586393 (ISSN)

Vol. 2021-October
9781665458283 (ISBN)

Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
Pacific Grove, USA,


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