Game Theory for Networks. 2nd International ICST Conference, GAMENETS 2011, Shanghai, China, April 16-18, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Bandwidth Exchange for Fair Secondary Coexistence in TV White Space

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30373-9_9,
        author={Dan Zhang and Narayan Mandayam},
        title={Bandwidth Exchange for Fair Secondary Coexistence in TV White Space},
        proceedings={Game Theory for Networks. 2nd International ICST Conference, GAMENETS 2011, Shanghai, China, April 16-18, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={GAMENETS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Nash bargaining White Space bandwidth exchange geo-location database OFDMA},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30373-9_9}
    }
    
  • Dan Zhang
    Narayan Mandayam
    Year: 2012
    Bandwidth Exchange for Fair Secondary Coexistence in TV White Space
    GAMENETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30373-9_9
Dan Zhang1,*, Narayan Mandayam1,*
  • 1: Rutgers University
*Contact email: bacholic@winlab.rutgers.edu, narayan@winlab.rutgers.edu

Abstract

The recent ruling by the FCC has mandated a geo-location database approach to regulate the coexistence of primary and secondary users in TV white space. However, mechanisms for secondary coexistence have been left unspecified and prompts the design and study of the same. In this paper, we propose a mechanism to incentivize fair and efficient secondary user cooperation. Specifically, we assume the existence of cognitive radio equipped secondary users capable of OFDMA with the ability to dynamically exchange subcarriers among themselves. Based on a previously proposed incentive mechanism called Bandwidth Exchange (BE), we further leverage the capability of the mandatory geo-location database to enable fast negotiation between potential cooperation partners to realize a Nash Bargaining Solution (NBS) for secondary coexistence. We illustrate how this mechanism works when secondary users in an OFDMA access network form cooperation through BE for which the NBS is calculated based on information obtained from the database.