Game-Theoretic Channel Allocation in Cognitive Radio Networks

Sangsoon Lim


Cognitive radio networks provide dynamic spectrum access techniques to support the increase in spectrum demand. In particular, the spectrum sharing among primary and secondary users can improve spectrum utilization in unused spectrum by primary users. In this paper, we propose a novel game theoretic channel allocation framework to maximize channel utilization in cognitive radio networks. We degisn the utility function based on the co-channel interference among primary and secondary users. In addition, we embed the property of the adjacent channel intererence to consider real wireless environment. The results show that the utility function converges quickly to Nash equilibrium and achieves channel gain by up to 25 dB compared to initial assignment.


channel allocation, channel interference, cognitive radio network.

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ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578