This report examines the problem of how to allocate limited network resources in a public safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network for disseminating video streams to end users. We developed a mathematical model of the network environment and defined a new metric called usefulness to represent the overall value the network resources are providing to the users. We incorporate the concept of local control for public safety practitioners into our model through the use of a customizable utility function and simulate its performance. We then apply known optimization techniques and algorithms to our model and analyze the results.
Last Published Date: March 13, 2019