Game Theory in Wireless Communications With an Application to Signal Synchronization

Date Added: Apr 2010
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This paper is concerned with the general issue of game-theoretic techniques applied to the problem of resource allocation in wireless communication networks. Specifically, its first part is devoted to a tutorial explanation of game theory in the context of CDMA wireless networking, whilst the second part focuses on the particular issue of allocating power resources to optimize the receiver performance in terms of spreading code acquisition. The problem of initial signal acquisition is formulated as a non-cooperative game in which each transmitter-receiver pair in the network seeks to maximize a specifically chosen utility function.