Inter-network interference mitigation in wireless body area networks using power control games

Ramtin Kazemi*, Rein Vesilo, Eryk Dutkiewicz, Gengfa Fang

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a non-cooperative power control game to mitigate inter-network interference in Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs), which use emerging short-range wireless communication technology inside, on or around the human body for healthcare, entertainment and ubiquitous computing purposes. Interference endangers the reliability of WBANs especially in critical medical applications and also leads to more power consumption in very energy-constrained WBANs. Coordinating transmission power levels, we increase the system total throughput in the presence of interference using as little power as possible. We utilize non-linear and adaptive power pricing functions to penalize high power users and increase capacity in better channels. We investigate the Nash equilibrium existence and uniqueness and propose the best response strategy in the game to reach the Nash equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCIT 2010 - 2010 10th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies
EditorsYoshikazu Miyanaga
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages81-86
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424470105
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 10th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 26 Oct 201029 Oct 2010

Other

Other2010 10th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2010
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period26/10/1029/10/10

Keywords

  • Best response
  • Game theory
  • Interference
  • Power control
  • WBAN

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    Kazemi, R., Vesilo, R., Dutkiewicz, E., & Fang, G. (2010). Inter-network interference mitigation in wireless body area networks using power control games. In Y. Miyanaga (Ed.), ISCIT 2010 - 2010 10th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (pp. 81-86). [5664908] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCIT.2010.5664908