A strategy-proof radio spectrum auction mechanism in noncooperative wireless networks

Fan Wu, Nitin Vaidya

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With the growing deployment of wireless communication technologies, radio spectrum is becoming a scarce resource. Thus, mechanisms to efficiently allocate the available spectrum are of interest. In this paper, we model the radio spectrum allocation problem as a sealed-bid reserve auction, and propose SMALL, which is a Strategy-proof Mechanism for radio spectrum ALLocation. Furthermore, we extend SMALL to adapt to multiradio spectrum buyers, which can bid for more than one radio. We evaluate SMALL with simulations. Simulation results show that SMALL has good performance in median to large scale spectrum auctions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6165299
Pages (from-to)885-894
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Wireless network
  • auction
  • channel allocation
  • mechanism design
  • security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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