Fair Power Control Algorithm in Cognitive Radio Networks Based on Stackelberg Game

Zheng-qiang WANG  Xiao-yu WAN  Zi-fu FAN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A   No.8   pp.1738-1741
Publication Date: 2017/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
Keyword: 
cognitive radio,  power control,  fairness,  Stackelberg game,  

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Summary: 
This letter studies the price-based power control algorithm for the spectrum sharing cognitive radio networks. The primary user (PU) profits from the secondary users (SUs) by pricing the interference power made by them. The SUs cooperate with each other to maximize their sum revenue with the signal-to-interference plus noise ratio (SINR) balancing condition. The interaction between the PU and the SUs is modeled as a Stackelberg game. Closed-form expressions of the optimal price for the PU and power allocation for the SUs are given. Simulation results show the proposed algorithm improves the revenue of both the PU and fairness of the SUs compared with the uniform pricing algorithm.