A resource allocation game for femtocell networks and constrained equilibria

In Sop Cho, Seung Jun Baek

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Abstract

In this paper, we study a downlink band allocation game and algorithms in heterogeneous networks consisting of eNodeB (eNB) and femtocells (FC). If eNB and FC act as selfish players which compete to maximize their own utility, the resulting Nash equilibria (NE) may show poor performance due to interference. We propose an algorithm to avoid such equilibria. Specifically, we impose high prices on certain bands, which discourages FC from allocating such bands to its users. The case of 2-player 2-band is analyzed, under which our proposed scheme excels the case of full competition. Simulation results show that our algorithm prevents the players from ending up in inefficient equilibrium points, and also improves performance and fairness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2015-January
EditionJanuary
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 26
Event2014 79th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2014-Spring - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2014 May 182014 May 21

Other

Other2014 79th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2014-Spring
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period14/5/1814/5/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Cho, I. S., & Baek, S. J. (2015). A resource allocation game for femtocell networks and constrained equilibria. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (January ed., Vol. 2015-January). [7022793] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCSpring.2014.7022793