Distributed power control and random access for spectrum sharing with QoS constraint

Bo Yang, Yanyan Shen, Gang Feng, Chengnian Long, Zhong Ping Jiang, Xinping Guan

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Distributed spectrum sharing with minimum quality of service (QoS) requirement and interference temperature (IT) constraint is studied in this paper. This problem can be formulated as a non-convex optimization problem with conflicting constraints. To make solutions to this problem feasible, random access and power control are jointly considered. The challenges in solving this problem arise from the coupling in utility functions, the conflicting constraint sets, and coupled control variables. Moreover, there is no centralized controller or base station in networks to coordinate unlicensed users' transmission and protect active users' QoS under IT constraint. By introducing variable substitution and transformation, we derive a distributed random access and power control algorithm that can achieve global optimal solution to the original problem. Convergence of the algorithm is proven theoretically. Simulation results demonstrate that both QoS guarantee and interference avoidance can be achieved even with channel gain variations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4089-4097
Number of pages9
JournalComputer Communications
Issue number17
StatePublished - Nov 20 2008


  • Constrained optimization
  • Dynamic spectrum access
  • Spectrum sharing
  • Wireless communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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