Two-Dimensional Contract Theory in Cognitive Radio Networks
While the spectrum resource of modern society is more and more insufficient, Cognitive Radio, which allows the Secondary Users (unlicensed users, SU) to access the licensed spectrum, is a promising solution to make the utilization of spectrum resource more efficient. Among many different paradigms of cognitive radio, market-driven spectrum trading has been proved to be an efficient way to deal with Cognitive Radio problems. In this paper, the authors consider the problem of spectrum trading with single Primary User (PU) who has multiple spectra selling his idle spectra to multiple SUs in multiple types. Since there is only one PU, so it is a monopoly market, in which the PU sets the prices, powers and time for the spectrum he sells, just as a monopolist.