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Joint offloading policy and resource allocation in IRS-aided MEC for IoT users with short packet transmission
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This paper focuses on leveraging a mobile edge computing (MEC) server at an access point (AP) to address the delay and reliability sensitivity requirement of multi-user machine-type communication (MTC). By offloading tasks to the MEC server, latency for low-power MTC devices can be minimized. Meanwhile, intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRSs) are supported to facilitate robust offloading, enhance spectrum efficiency, and improve coverage by influencing incident radio-frequency wave propagation via modifying the phase shifts with passive reflecting components. Therefore, we investigate joint radio resource allocation and edge offloading decision optimization in a multi-user IRS-assisted MEC network, wherein a multi-antenna AP receives information symbols from a set of Internet of Things (IoT) users with short packet transmission. In particular, we minimize the system's power utilization subject to offloading MTC-enabled IoT users' quality of service (QoS) requirements, transmit power feasibility, capacity limitation, and IRS phase shift. The non-convex nature of the formulated problem poses a challenge to solving it effectively. To address this, we propose an efficient iterative algorithm based on successive convex approximation (SCA) and a penalty-based approach for handling unit-modulus constraints in the presence of passive reflecting elements at the IRS. Simulation results demonstrate the superior performance of our algorithm compared to other baseline schemes.
Language
English
Source (book)
98th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), OCT 10-13, 2023, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Publication
New york : Ieee , 2023
ISBN
979-83-503-2928-5
DOI
10.1109/VTC2023-FALL60731.2023.10333867
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-7
ISI
001133762500448
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