Utility Models

  • Johannes Brehmer
Part of the Foundations in Signal Processing, Communications and Networking book series (SIGNAL, volume 5)


In Chap. 2, a generic utility maximization problem is formulated. By Definition 2.2.1, the system utility function u can be any continuous increasing function. Chapter 3 discusses various methods for solving the utility maximization problem. Two of the proposed methods make further assumptions concerning the properties of the function u: for the dual method, concavity of u is assumed, whereas the local method assumes continuous differentiability of u.


Utility Function Rate Region Utility Model Resource Allocation Problem Proportional Fairness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Brehmer
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  1. 1.Associate Institute for Signal ProcessingTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany

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