Mean Field Energy Games in Wireless Networks

Provided by: Orange Labs
Topic: Mobility
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In this paper, the authors tackle the problem of energy-efficient distributed power control in wireless networks with a large number of transmitters. The problem is modeled by a dynamic game. Each transmitter-receiver communication is characterized by a state given by the available energy and/or the individual channel state and whose evolution is governed by certain dynamics. Since equilibrium analysis in such a (stochastic) game is generally difficult and even impossible, the problem is approximated by exploiting the large system assumption. Under an appropriate exchangeability assumption, the corresponding mean field game is well defined and studied in detail for special cases. The main contribution of this paper is to show how mean field games can be applied to the problem under investigation and provide illustrative numerical results.

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