A power control game based on outage probabilities for multicell wireless data networks

Tansu Alpcan, Tamer Başar, Subhrakanti Dey

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We present a game-theoretic treatment of distributed power control in CDMA wireless systems using outage probabilities. We prove that the noncooperative power control game considered admits a unique Nash equilibrium (NE) for uniformly strictly convex pricing functions and under some technical assumptions on the SIR threshold levels. We analyze global convergence of continuous-time as well as discrete-time synchronous and asynchronous iterative power update algorithms to the unique NE of the game. Furthermore, a stochastic version of the discrete-time update scheme, which models the uncertainty due to quantization and estimation errors, is shown to converge almost surely to the unique NE point. We further investigate and demonstrate the convergence and robustness properties of these update schemes through simulation studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1661-1666
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC) - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2004Jul 2 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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