Access control for ambient backscatter enhanced wireless internet of things

Zhang, L., Feng, G., Qin, S., Sun, Y. and Cao, B. (2022) Access control for ambient backscatter enhanced wireless internet of things. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 21(7), pp. 5614-5628. (doi: 10.1109/TWC.2022.3142327)

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Beyond fifth-generation (B5G) and future networks face the challenges of spectral, energy and cost efficiency for large-scale machine-type communications. Recently, emerging ambient backscatter communication (AmBC) technology provides a promising paradigm for the development of green Internet of Things (IoT) networks in B5G era. Unlike existing work on AmBC which mostly focuses on physical layer with relatively ideal model, i.e., classic three-nodes model composed of radio frequency (RF), backscatter device (BD) and IoT device, this paper studies the access control strategy, including coefficient design and device association, from the perspective of networking. Assuming whether channel information is available a-priori, we propose online and offline access control strategies respectively. For offline access control strategy, we leverage the difference of two convex functions approximation (DCA) and dual decomposition to transform the non-concave optimization problem into the concave one, and design a distributed access control strategy called DCA-S. Furthermore, for the case that channel information is assumed to be unknown in advance due to the dynamics of primary and backscatter networks, we design a combinatorial multi-armed bandit (CMAB) access control strategy (CMAB-S). Numerical results show that the proposed DCA-S and CMAB-S can achieve significant performance improvement of the system in both cases of available and unavailable channel information compared with benchmark schemes.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sun, Dr Yao
Authors: Zhang, L., Feng, G., Qin, S., Sun, Y., and Cao, B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
ISSN (Online):1558-2248
Published Online:20 January 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 21(7): 5614-5628
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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