Cooperative Power Scheduling for Wireless MIMO Networks

Date Added: Aug 2009
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The authors examine signaling strategies for wireless MIMO networks with interference. Previous approaches have focused on maximizing either individual or total throughput, resulting in an inefficient or potentially unfair allocation of resources. They propose two methods motivated by game-theoretic results. First, they extend the non-cooperative Nash equilibrium proposed in previous literature. Second, they present a cooperative method based on the Nash bargaining solution which provides an axiomatic arbitration scheme. Simulation results show that the Nash bargaining solution provides a fair allocation of resources without significantly sacrificing total throughput.