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Election games for resource allocation in multicarrier multiuser wireless networks

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1 Author(s)
Amitav Mukherjee ; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 92697, USA

This paper investigates the issue of resource allocation in multicarrier wireless networks, where users have a choice between multiple service providers. We investigate the feasibility of modeling the allocation problem as a probabilistic voting game. In other words, competing transmitters are modeled as candidates in an election, while the receivers form the electorate. The specific example analyzed in this work is a OFDM-based bandwidth allocation game with two competing transmitters. The existence and structure of equilibrium outcomes of the proposed voting game are studied in detail. Finally, simulation results are presented to verify the performance of the proposed voting-theoretic mechanism.

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MILCOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Military Communications Conference

Date of Conference:

18-21 Oct. 2009