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A Distributed Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Multiple-Leader Stackelberg Network Games

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Executive Summary

While the past literature on game theory rarely addresses the implementation of protocols that converge to Nash equilibria, practical networks must be designed with protocols that correctly address issues of information asymmetries, hysteresis effects due to these asymmetries, and the fact that information can propagate only locally on networks. To this end, the authors develop a distributed protocol based on multiple-leader Stackelberg network games to efficiently utilize the localized energy resources of a sensor network. Their protocol arrives at Nash equilibrium of the multiple-leader Stackelberg network game.

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