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Multi-rate medium access protocol based on reinforcement learning

Al-Saadi, Ahmed, Setchi, Rossitza ORCID:, Hicks, Yulia Alexandrovna ORCID: and Allen, Stuart Michael ORCID: 2014. Multi-rate medium access protocol based on reinforcement learning. Presented at: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), San Diego, CA, 5-8 October 2014. Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), 2014 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, pp. 2875-2880. 10.1109/SMC.2014.6974366

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Many wireless devices employ multi-rate techniques to improve network performance. However, despite the significant amount of research aimed at dynamically adjusting the transmission rate, the majority of this effort considers neither the competing nodes in wireless mesh networks nor the congestion in the nodes. This work employs distributed intelligent agents to observe the surrounding environment in order to dynamically adjust the individual node transmission rates. Reinforcement learning is employed to control the way each node updates its transmission rate based on the transmission rate of the adjacent node as well as the traffic load. This work is validated through extensive simulations that compare the proposed model with three of the most widely cited schemes. The results indicate significant improvement in system throughput.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: IEEE
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2023 10:21

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