Minimizing Age of Information for an Energy Harvesting Source with Updating Failures

Songtao Feng, Jing Yang

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider a status monitoring system where an energy harvesting sensor continuously sends time-stamped status updates to a destination. With a non-zero probability, each update will be corrupted by noise and result in an updating failure. The destination keeps track of the system status through the successfully delivered updates. We assume that there is a perfect feedback channel between the destination and the source, so that the source is aware of the updating failures once they occur. With the feedback information, our objective is to design the optimal online status updating policy to minimize the expected long-term average Age of Information (AoI) at the destination, subject to the energy causality constraint at the sensor. We propose a status updating policy called Best-effort Uniform updating with Retransmission (BUR), under which the source tries to equalize the delay between two successful updates as much as possible, and retransmits an update immediately if the previous transmission fails. We show that the BUR policy achieves the minimum expected long-term average AoI among a broad class of online policies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2431-2435
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781538647806
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2018 - Vail, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2018Jun 22 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Volume2018-June
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Other

Other2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2018
CountryUnited States
CityVail
Period6/17/186/22/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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