Performance Comparison of QoS Metrics for a Distributed Pricing Scheme
De-centralized nature of nodes, in ad-hoc networks, results in the users adapting their operations independently. Such operations are mostly biased upon the figures and data available for the parameters which are imperative for superior performance or, in other words, improved Quality of Performance (QoS) of the nodes. In centrally controlled networks following cooperative game theory principles, collective operations are performed by the nodes for better QoS of the network. Although nodes in decentralized networks undertake individual operations, the final outcome of the whole network and thus the performance of the nodes in the network are influenced by the operations of other nodes. Hence, a distributed resource allocation approach in such a scenario can be modeled as a non-cooperative game.