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Coalition Graph Game for Joint Relay Selection and Resource Allocation in Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks

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Executive Summary

Cooperative relaying technology among Secondary Users (SUs) in Cognitive Radio Networks (CRN) is shown to yield a significant performance improvement, such as improving spectrum utilization as well as system fairness in CRN. This paper investigates the problem of the relay selection and resource allocation in a downlink OFDMA cognitive relay network. The objective of this optimization problem is to maximize both system throughput and system fairness, which is achieved through the authors' proposed non-transferable utility coalition graph game algorithm (NTU-CGGA). In this algorithm, the SUs with more available channels can help SUs with less available channels to improve their utility in terms of the throughput and fairness by forming a directed tree graph.

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