Control mechanisms for mobile devices

Peter Smith, Ikram Singh, Pawel Dmochowski*, Carl P Dettmann , Justin P Coon

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In this paper we consider control mechanisms for mobile devices in a stochastic environment. In particular, we consider a device in n -dimensional space subject to Brownian perturbations where a control mechanism moves the device towards its target location at a speed which is a function of its displacement. For this scenario, we construct stochastic differential equations for the mobility process and solve for the steady state probability density function of displacement. From this we are able to give general solutions to key metrics such as displacement outage (the long term probability of exceeding a given distance from the target), connectivity probability (derived from the SNR distribution in a Rayleigh channel with pathloss), the mean time at which the device first exceeds a given distance from the target, and the mean kinetic energy required by the control mechanism. We evaluate these metrics for important special cases of the control mechanism and also study the optimization problem of minimizing kinetic energy over the parameters of the control function.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6001-6008
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2022


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