Title: A matching-game-based satisfactory spectrum leasing for cognitive-radio-empowered 5G

Authors: Sara Handouf; Hamid Bouassam; Essaid Sabir; Mohamed Sadik

Addresses: NEST Research Group, LRI Lab, ENSEM, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Casablanca 20000, Morocco ' RITM Lab, ENSEM, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Casablanca 20000, Morocco ' NEST Research Group, LRI Lab, ENSEM, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Casablanca 20000, Morocco ' NEST Research Group, LRI Lab, ENSEM, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Casablanca 20000, Morocco

Abstract: Cognitive radio allows flexible self-organising solution for spectrum scarcity management. It can be used to improve spectrum utilisation while protecting larger range of coexisting users. In this article, we present a new spectrum leasing solution using the matching theory. Based on this Nobel Prize winning framework, a novel distributed scheme, for joint resource management and business side, is built. Yet, we exhibit a new scheme, whereby multiple primary users (PUs) and secondary users (SUs) interact with one another to select their best possible partner optimising their own benefits. To efficiently use available spectrum, each SU seeks to be allocated a channel with sufficient bandwidth and low cost. Numerical investigations illustrate how stable the matching scheme and how it outperforms standard resource allocation. It is also compared with flat rate multiple access scheme via implementing the two schedulers in terms of network size, SUs' QoS demand and bandwidth fee.

Keywords: 5G networks; cognitive radio; licensed user; unlicensed user; matching game theory; distributed algorithm; multiple access scheme.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAACS.2019.10018413

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2019 Vol.12 No.2, pp.129 - 145

Received: 04 May 2017
Accepted: 28 May 2018

Published online: 09 Jan 2019 *

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