Optimal Transmission Policies for Energy Harvesting Age of Information Systems with Battery Recovery

Caglar Tunc, Shivendra Panwar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

We consider an energy harvesting information update system where a sensor is allowed to choose a transmission mode for each transmission, where each mode consists of a transmission power-error pair. We also incorporate the battery phenomenon called battery recovery effect where a battery replenishes the deliverable energy if kept idle after discharge. For an energy-limited age of information (AoI) system, this phenomenon gives rise to the interesting trade-off of recovering energy after transmissions, at the cost of increased AoI. Considering two metrics, namely peak-age hitting probability and average age as the worst-case and average performance indicators, respectively, we propose a framework that formulates the optimal transmission scheme selection problem as a Markov Decision Process (MDP). We show that the gains obtained by considering both battery dynamics and adjustable transmission power together are much higher than the sum gain achieved if they are considered separately. We also propose a simple methodology to optimize the system performance taking into account worst-case and average performances jointly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record - 53rd Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2019
EditorsMichael B. Matthews
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2012-2016
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728143002
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Event53rd Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2019 - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2019Nov 6 2019

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Volume2019-November
ISSN (Print)1058-6393

Conference

Conference53rd Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove
Period11/3/1911/6/19

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Tunc, C., & Panwar, S. (2019). Optimal Transmission Policies for Energy Harvesting Age of Information Systems with Battery Recovery. In M. B. Matthews (Ed.), Conference Record - 53rd Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2019 (pp. 2012-2016). [9048659] (Conference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers; Vol. 2019-November). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEECONF44664.2019.9048659