Asymptotically Optimal Arrival Rate for IoT Networks with AoI and Peak AoI Constraints

Limei Hu, Zhengchuan Chen, Yunjian Jia, Min Wang, Tony Q.S. Quek

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Age of Information (AoI) is a critical metric for Internet of Things (IoT) real-time applications, where real-time services need fresh data. The AoI is directly affected by the arrival rate of packet in the IoT, yet the optimal arrival rate based on the hard AoI and peak AoI constraints has not been investigated. Knowing the optimal arrival rate can help to design more reliable IoT networks with minimal AoI. In this letter, based on the violation probabilities of AoI and peak AoI, the optimal arrival rate of status update is analyzed in the sight of asymptotical optimality. For loose or tight AoI/peak AoI constraint, it demonstrates that the optimal arrival rate converges to a half of service rate. Numerical results validate the correctness of theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3853-3857
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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