Channel and Power Allocation Algorithms for Ad-Hoc Clustered Networks

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Conference Paper


Military Communications and Information Systems Conference, Gdansk, Poland (2012)


In the context of mobile clustered ad hoc networks, this paper proposes and studies a self-configuring algorithm which is able to jointly set the channel frequency and power level of the transmitting nodes, by exploiting one bit of feedback per receiver. This algorithm is based upon a learning algorithm, namely trial and error, that is cast into a game theoretical framework in order to study its theoretical performance. We consider two different feedback solutions, one based on the SINR level estimation, and one based on the outcome of a CRC check. We analytically prove that this algorithm selects a suitable configuration for the network, and analyse its performance through numerical simulations under various scenarios.

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