Distributed inter-network interference coordination for wireless body area networks

Gengfa Fang*, Eryk Dutkiewicz, Kegen Yu, Rein Vesilo, Yiwei Yu

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Abstract

In this paper we consider the inter-network interference problem in Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs). We propose a distributed inter-network interference aware power control algorithm motivated by game theory. A power control game is formulated considering both interference between nearby networks and energy efficiency of WBANs. We derive a distributed power control algorithm called ProActive Power Update (PAPU), which can efficiently find the Nash Equilibrium representing the best tradeoff between energy and network utility. A realistic power control procedure is proposed assuming limited cooperation between WBANs. We compare our algorithm with the ADP algorithm where users are punished for interfering with others and we show that our solution can utilize energy much more efficiently by only sacrificing a small amount of network utility. In addition, we show that by adjusting the energy price, PAPU provides a methodology for application scenarios where WBANs have different energy constraints and quality of service requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2661-2665
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781424456383, 9781424456376
ISBN (Print)9781424456369
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM - 2010 - Miami, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 201010 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameGlobal Telecommunications Conference
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1930-529X
ISSN (Electronic)1930-529X

Other

Other53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM - 2010
CountryUnited States
CityMiami
Period6/12/1010/12/10

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    Fang, G., Dutkiewicz, E., Yu, K., Vesilo, R., & Yu, Y. (2010). Distributed inter-network interference coordination for wireless body area networks. In 2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM 2010 (pp. 2661-2665). [5683900] (Global Telecommunications Conference). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2010.5683900