A Stochastic Non-Cooperative Game for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Data Networks

  • Stefano Buzzi
  • H. Vincent Poor
  • Daniela Saturnino
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Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

In this paper the issue of energy efficiency in CDMA wireless data networks is addressed through a game theoretic approach. Building on a recent paper by the first two authors, wherein a non-cooperative game for spreading-code optimization, power control, and receiver design has been proposed to maximize the ratio of data throughput to transmit power for each active user, a stochastic algorithm is here described to perform adaptive implementation of the said noncooperative game. The proposed solution is based on a combination of RLS-type and LMS-type adaptations, and makes use of readily available measurements. Simulation results show that its performance approaches with satisfactory accuracy that of the non-adaptive game, which requires a much larger amount of prior information.


Mean Square Error Fading Channel Stochastic Game Spreading Code Noncooperative Game 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Buzzi
    • 1
  • H. Vincent Poor
    • 2
  • Daniela Saturnino
    • 1
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di CassinoItaly
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Applied SciencePrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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