BRAINS : Joint Bandwidth-Relay Allocation in Multihoming Cooperative D2D Networks

Long CHEN, Jigang WU*, Hong Ning DAI, Xiaoxia HUANG

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Cooperative device-to-device (CD2D) communication has been considered to be a solution to capacity shortage problem. Combining multihoming and CD2D techniques together can potentially improve network performance. We propose a novel multihoming CD2D network, in which multiple homing mobile devices (MMDs) act as relays for the cooperative communications of ordinary mobile devices (OMDs). We formulate such joint bandwidth-relay allocation problem as a two-stage game, in order to deal with two challenges: how to motivate MMDs to lease spare bandwidths and help OMDs to choose appropriate MMD relays. In the first stage, we use a noncooperative game to model the competition between MMDs in terms of shared bandwidth and price. In the second stage, we model the behavior of OMDs selecting MMDs by an evolutionary game. We prove that there exists Nash equilibrium in the game and propose a distributed incentive scheme named incentive mechanism for efficient bandwidth relay sharing (IMES) to solve the joint bandwidth-relay allocation problem. Extensive simulation results show that the equilibrium can be achieved and the best response price of one MMD increases with the other's best price in the Stackelberg game. The utility of MMDs increases with the number of OMDs in each OMD group at the evolutionary equilibrium. The proposed algorithms are able to reduce average service delay by more than 25% in comparison to the randomized scheme, which is frequently used in existing works. On average, IMES outperforms existing scheme by about 20.37% in terms of utility of MMDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5387-5398
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Volume67
Issue number6
Early online date30 Jan 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Grant 61702115, in part by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation under Grant 2017M622632. The work of J. Wu was supported in part by NSFC under Grant 61672171 and in part by the Major Research Project of Educational Commission of Guangdong Province under Grant 2016KZDXM052. The work of H.-N. Dai was supported by the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund under Grant 096/2013/A3. The work of X. Huang was supported by NSFC-Guangdong Joint Program under Grant U1501255.

Funding Information:
Manuscript received April 9, 2017; revised October 12, 2017 and January 7, 2018; accepted January 25, 2018. Date of publication January 30, 2018; date of current version June 18, 2018. This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Grant 61702115, in part by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation under Grant 2017M622632. The work of J. Wu was supported in part by NSFC under Grant 61672171 and in part by the Major Research Project of Educational Commission of Guangdong Province under Grant 2016KZDXM052. The work of H.-N. Dai was supported by the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund under Grant 096/2013/A3. The work of X. Huang was supported by NSFC-Guangdong Joint Program under Grant U1501255. The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was Prof. J. Li. (Corresponding authors: Long Chen; Jigang Wu.) L. Chen and J. Wu are with the School of Computer Science and Technology, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China (e-mail: lonchen@mail.ustc.edu.cn; asjgwucn@outlook.com).

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Cooperative communication
  • device-to-device
  • evolutionary game
  • multiple homing
  • Stackelberg game

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