Non-Cooperative Game Joint Hidden Markov Model for Spectrum Allocation in Cognitive Radio Networks

  • Jiao, Yan (Dept. of Computer Software, Dong Seoul University)
  • Received : 2018.01.23
  • Accepted : 2018.02.23
  • Published : 2018.03.31


Spectrum allocation is a key operation in cognitive radio networks (CRNs), where secondary users (SUs) are usually selfish - to achieve itself utility maximization. In view of this context, much prior lit literature proposed spectrum allocation base on non-cooperative game models. However, the most of them proposed non-cooperative game models based on complete information of CRNs. In practical, primary users (PUs) in a dynamic wireless environment with noise uncertainty, shadowing, and fading is difficult to attain a complete information about them. In this paper, we propose a non-cooperative game joint hidden markov model scheme for spectrum allocation in CRNs. Firstly, we propose a new hidden markov model for SUs to predict the sensing results of competitors. Then, we introduce the proposed hidden markov model into the non-cooperative game. That is, it predicts the sensing results of competitors before the non-cooperative game. The simulation results show that the proposed scheme improves the energy efficiency of networks and utilization of SUs.


Hidden Markov Model;Non-Cooperative Game;Cognitive Radio Networks;Energy Efficient


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