Date Added: Sep 2012
This paper investigates the properties of Social Choice Functions (SCFs) that represent resource allocation strategies for interference coupled wireless systems. The resources can be physical layer parameters such as power vectors or spatial streams. Strategy proofness and efficiency properties of SCFs are used to capture the properties of non-manipulability and Pareto optimality of resource allocation strategies, respectively. This paper introduces and investigates the concepts of (strong) intuitive fairness and non-participation in interference coupled systems. The analysis indicates certain inherent limitations when designing strategy proof and efficient resource allocation strategies, if additional desirable and intuitive properties are imposed. These restrictions are investigated in an analytical mechanism design framework for interference coupled wireless systems.