Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 12th International Conference, QShine 2016, Seoul, Korea, July 7–8, 2016, Proceedings

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Game-Based Uplink Co-tier Interference Control in LTE Smallcell Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-60717-7_34,
        author={Chih-Cheng Tseng and Fang-Chang Kuo and Hwang-Cheng Wang and Kuo-Chang Ting and Shih-Han Lo},
        title={Game-Based Uplink Co-tier Interference Control in LTE Smallcell Networks},
        proceedings={Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 12th International Conference, QShine 2016, Seoul, Korea, July 7--8, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2017},
        month={8},
        keywords={Stackelberg game Two-way pricing mechanism Smallcell networks Uplink co-tier interference LTE},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-60717-7_34}
    }
    
  • Chih-Cheng Tseng
    Fang-Chang Kuo
    Hwang-Cheng Wang
    Kuo-Chang Ting
    Shih-Han Lo
    Year: 2017
    Game-Based Uplink Co-tier Interference Control in LTE Smallcell Networks
    QSHINE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60717-7_34
Chih-Cheng Tseng1,*, Fang-Chang Kuo1,*, Hwang-Cheng Wang1,*, Kuo-Chang Ting2,*, Shih-Han Lo1,*
  • 1: National Ilan University
  • 2: Minghsin University of Science and Technology
*Contact email: tsengcc@niu.edu.tw, kfc@niu.edu.tw, hcwang@niu.edu.tw, kcting82@gmail.com, linda050829@gmail.com

Abstract

As the advancements of communication technologies and the demands for high-speed mobile data in indoor environments, deploying smallcell is recognized as one of the feasible solutions to improve the indoor signal quality and, hence, provide high-speed data transmission. However, uplink co-tier interference between smallcells deteriorates the system performance. To solve this problem, this paper adopts the Stackelberg game in which Leader and Followers bargain the uplink transmit power by a two-way pricing mechanism to meet the uplink co-tier interference constraints of Leader and Followers. Simulation results show, by controlling the uplink co-tier interference, the two-way pricing mechanism outperforms the one-way pricing mechanism not only in the power conservation but also in the sum-capacity.