A Spectrum Sharing Method Based on Users' Behavior and Providers' Profit


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B   No.10   pp.1928-1938
Publication Date: 2017/10/01
Publicized: 2017/03/10
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016EBP3369
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
dynamic spectrum allocation,  spectrum sharing,  user behavior,  provider profit,  

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In recent years, spectrum sharing has received much attention as a technique for more efficient spectrum use. In the case in which all providers are cooperative, spectrum sensing can easily be realized and can improve user throughput (on average). If that is not the case, providers are not cooperative, i.e., spectrum trading, spectrum bands are rented to promote spectrum sharing. To ensure more profit, however, non-cooperative providers must correctly estimate the fluctuation of the number of connected users to be able to determine the offered channel price. In this paper, we propose a spectrum sharing method to achieve both higher throughput and provider profit via appropriate pricing using a disaggregate behavioral model. Finally, we confirm the effectiveness of the proposed method using simulation experiments.