Throughput maximization in discrete rate based full duplex wireless powered communication networks
In this study, we consider a discrete rate full-duplex wireless powered communication network. We characterize a novel optimization framework for sum throughput maximization to determine the rate adaptation and transmission schedule subject to energy causality and user transmit power. We first formulate the problem as a mixed integer nonlinear programming problem, which is hard to solve for a global optimum in polynomial-time. Then, we investigate the characteristics of the solution and propose a polynomial time heuristic algorithm for rate adaptation and scheduling problem. Through numerical analysis, we illustrate that the proposed scheduling algorithm outperforms the conventional schemes such as equal time allocation half-duplex and on-off transmission schemes for different initial battery levels, hybrid access point transmit power and network densities.