Distributed massive MIMO network games: Risk and altruism

Hamidou Tembine

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With the explosive growth in wireless usage due in part to smart phones, tablets and a growing applications developer base, wireless operators are constantly looking for ways to increase the spectral efficiency of their networks with low power. Multiple input/ multiple output (MIMO) technology, which made its first broad commercial appearance in IEEE 802.11 systems, is now gaining substantial attention in mobile wireless wide area network with the launch of interoperable implementation of IEEE 802.16 and Long-Term Evolution networks. MIMO is a key technology in these networks which substantially improves network throughput, capacity and coverage. In this paper we investigate throughput sharing strategies in distributed massive MIMO network games where the users take into consideration not only their own throughout and risk but also the throughput of their neighborhood and subnetwork users. We provide equilibrium analysis and deduce the ex-post performance and network fairness. We show that, in presence of altruistic users, the sharing strategies improve the throughput fairness when the geodesic distance of the network is not large.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication54rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,CDC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479978861
StatePublished - Feb 8 2015
Event54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Dec 15 2015Dec 18 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Volume54rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,CDC 2015
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Other54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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