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Uplink Power Control and Base Station Association in Multichannel Cellular Networks

Singh, Chandramani and Kumar, Anurag and Sundaresan, Rajesh (2009) Uplink Power Control and Base Station Association in Multichannel Cellular Networks. In: International Conference on Game Theory for Networks, MAY 13-15, 2009, Bogazici Univ.

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A combined base station association and power control problem is studied for the uplink of multichannel multicell cellular networks, in which each channel is used by exactly one cell (i.e., base station). A distributed association and power update algorithm is proposed and shown to converge to a Nash equilibrium of a noncooperative game. We consider network models with discrete mobiles (yielding an atomic congestion game), as well as a continuum of mobiles (yielding a population game). We find that the equilibria need not be Pareto efficient, nor need they be system optimal. To address the lack of system optimality, we propose pricing mechanisms. It is shown that these mechanisms can be implemented in a distributed fashion.

Item Type: Conference Paper
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
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Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 06:34
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26593

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