Wireless Networks

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 3297–3305 | Cite as

Power control algorithm based on non-cooperative game theory in successive interference cancellation

  • Renhao Sun
  • Zhenchun WeiEmail author
  • Zengwei Lyu
  • Xu Ding
  • Lei Shi
  • Songhua Hu


Successive interference cancellation (SIC) is an effective way of multi-packet reception to combat interference in wireless networks. The power control problem among wireless nodes in a frequency-selective interference channel is taken into consideration, which is modeled as a non-cooperative game process. Then, the existence and uniqueness of Nash equilibrium are proven. We propose a novel power control algorithm based on non-cooperative game theory that combines with the SIC conditions and constraints. A utility function refers to the network throughput and the cost function. The cost function is made up of the transmission power of each node. The wireless nodes maximize their utility by using the non-cooperative game, improving the network throughput and reducing the energy consumption. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed power control strategy, which shows better performance than the other algorithms.


Successive interference cancellation Power control Non-cooperative game theory Wireless network 



The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers and editors for their valuable comments. The material presented in this paper is based upon work funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (61502142, 61501161); International Science and Technology Cooperation Program of China (2015DFI12950).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer and InformationHefei University of TechnologyHefeiPeople’s Republic of China

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