A zero-determinant approach for power control of multiple wireless operators in LTE unlicensed

Huaqing Zhang, Xianfu Chen, Zhu Han

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    With increasing mobile data services in the wireless communication networks, the LTE unlicensed is put forward as an effective way to offload the crowded traffic in the licensed spectrum. However, when there are multiple wireless cellular operators (WCOs) sharing the common unlicensed spectrum together, how to manage the competitions among all WCOs while guaranteeing the performance of the Wi-Fi networks still remains to be a technical challenge. In this paper, we model a layered power control game among all the WCOs and the Wi-Fi access point (WAP). In the game, we first fix the behaviors of all the other WCOs and propose the zero- determinant strategy for the power control of one considered WCO. Based on the predicted strategies of every WCO in all situations, all WCOs then play a non- cooperative game and determine their optimal strategies to achieve the Nash equilibrium results. Simulation results show the correctness of the analysis and the high performance gain achieved with the proposed zero- determinant strategies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobal Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2016 IEEE
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1328-9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1329-6
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, NPSC 2016 - Washington, United States
    Duration: 4 Dec 20168 Dec 2016
    Conference number: 59


    Conference59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, NPSC 2016
    Abbreviated titleNPSC 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • layered game
    • LTE unlicensed
    • zero-determinant strategy


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