Using Erasure Feedback for Online Timely Updating with an Energy Harvesting Sensor

Ahmed Arafa, Jing Yang, Sennur Ulukus, H. Vincent Poor

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Abstract

A real-time status updating system is considered, in which an energy harvesting sensor is acquiring measurements regarding some physical phenomenon and sending them to a destination through an erasure channel. The setting is online, in which energy arrives in units according to a Poisson process with unit rate, with arrival times being revealed causally over time. Energy is saved in a unit-sized battery. The sensor is notified by the destination of whether updates were erased via feedback. Updates need to reach the destination successfully in a timely fashion, namely, such that the long term average age of information, defined as the time elapsed since the latest successful update has reached the destination, is minimized. First, it is shown that the optimal status update policy has a renewal structure: successful update times should constitute a renewal process. Then, threshold-greedy policies are investigated: a new update is transmitted, following a successful one, only if the age of information grows above a certain threshold; and if it is erased, then all subsequent update attempts are greedily scheduled whenever energy is available. The optimal threshold-greedy policy is then analytically derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages607-611
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692912
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: Jul 7 2019Jul 12 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/7/197/12/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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