Suitable Partner Node Selection and Resource Allocation in Cooperative Wireless Communication Using the Trade-Off Game
The performance of any cooperative communication system depends largely on the selection of a proper partner. Another important factor to consider is an efficient allocation of resource like power by the source node to help it in forwarding information to the destination. In this paper, we look at the concepts of partner selection and resource (power) allocation for a distributed communication network. A type of non-cooperative game referred to as Trade-Off game is employed so as to jointly consider the utilities of the source and relay nodes, where in this case, the source is the node that requires help with forwarding of its information while the partner is the node that is willing to help in forwarding the source node’s information, but at a price. The approach enables the source node to maximize its utility by selecting a partner node based on (i) the proximity of the partner node to the source and destination nodes, and (ii) the price the partner node will charge for the help being rendered. Our proposed scheme helps the source locate and select the relay nodes at ‘better’ locations and purchase power optimally from them. It also aids the contending relay nodes maximize their own utilities as well by asking proper prices. Our game scheme is seen to converge to unique equilibrium.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1091346Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 1660
 W. Beibei, H. Zhu, and K. J. R. Liu, "Distributed Relay Selection and Power Control for Multiuser Cooperative Communication Networks Using Stackelberg Game," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 8, pp. 975-990, 2009.
 M. Elfituri, W. Hamouda, and A. Ghrayeb, "A Convolutional-Based Distributed Coded Cooperation Scheme for Relay Channels," Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 58, pp. 655-669, 2009.
 T. C. Y. Ng and Y. Wei, "Joint Optimization of Relay Strategies and Resource Allocations in Cooperative Cellular Networks," Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on, vol. 25, pp. 328-339, 2007.
 L. Yuan, T. Meixia, L. Bin, and S. Hui, "Optimization Framework and Graph-Based Approach for Relay-Assisted Bidirectional OFDMA Cellular Networks," Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 9, pp. 3490-3500, 2010.
 D. Wenbing, T. Meixia, M. Hua, and H. Jianwei, "Subcarrier-Pair Based Resource Allocation for Cooperative Multi-Relay OFDM systems," Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 9, pp. 1640-1649, 2010.
 A. Bletsas, A. Khisti, D. P. Reed, and A. Lippman, "A Simple Cooperative Diversity Method Based On Network Path Selection," Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on, vol. 24, pp. 659-672, 2006.
 S. Savazzi and U. Spagnolini, "Energy Aware Power Allocation Strategies for Multihop-Cooperative Transmission Schemes," Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on, vol. 25, pp. 318-327, 2007.
 D. Lingjie, G. Lin, and H. Jianwei, "Contract-Based Cooperative Spectrum Sharing," in New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN), 2011 IEEE Symposium on, 2011, pp. 399-407.
 Y. Yang, H. Jianwei, Z. Xiaofeng, Z. Ming, and W. Jing, "Sequential Bargaining in Cooperative Spectrum Sharing: Incomplete Information with Reputation Effect," in Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011), 2011 IEEE, 2011, pp. 1-5.
 D. Niyato, E. Hossain, and H. Zhu, "Dynamic Spectrum Access in IEEE 802.22- Based Cognitive Wireless Networks: A Game Theoretic Model for Competitive Spectrum Bidding and Pricing," Wireless Communications, IEEE, vol. 16, pp. 16-23, 2009.
 R. Shaolei and M. Van der Schaar, "Pricing and Distributed Power Control in Wireless Relay Networks," Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 59, pp. 2913-2926, 2011.
 D. Li, Y. Xu, J. Liu, and J. Zhang, "Relay Assignment and Cooperation Maintenance in Wireless Networks: A Game Theoretical Approach," Communications, IET, vol. 4, pp. 2133-2144, 2010.
 L. Yuan, T. Meixia, and H. Jianwei, "Auction-Based Optimal Power Allocation in Multiuser Cooperative Networks," in Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011), 2011 IEEE, 2011, pp. 1-5.
 H. Jianwei, H. Zhu, C. Mung, and H. V. Poor, "Auction-Based Resource Allocation for Cooperative Communications," Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on, vol. 26, pp. 1226-1237, 2008.
 Z. Han, D. Niyato, W. Saad, T. Basar, and A. Hjorungnes, Game Theory in Wireless and Communication Networks, Theory, Models and Applications, 1st ed. vol. 1. U.S.A: Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012.
 J. Hua and R. Junhu, "The Stackelberg Power Control Game in Wireless Data Networks," in Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, 2008. IEEE/SOLI 2008. IEEE International Conference on, 2008, pp. 556-558.
 W. Beibei, H. Zhu, and K. J. R. Liu, "WLC41-4: Stackelberg Game for Distributed Resource Allocation over Multiuser Cooperative Communication Networks," in Global Telecommunications Conference, 2006. GLOBECOM '06. IEEE, 2006, pp. 1-5.