Competitive Design of Multiuser MIMO Systems Based on Game Theory: A Unified View

Date Added: Apr 2009
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This paper considers the non-cooperative maximization of mutual information in the Gaussian interference channel in a fully distributed fashion via game theory. This problem has been studied in a number of papers during the past decade for the case of frequency-selective channels. A variety of conditions guaranteeing the uniqueness of the Nash Equilibrium (NE) and convergence of many different distributed algorithms have been derived. In this paper the authors provide a unified view of the state-of-the-art results, showing that most of the techniques proposed in the literature to study the game, even though apparently different, can be unified using their recent interpretation of the water-filling operator as a projection onto a proper polyhedral set.