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Game theory-based mode cooperative selection mechanism for device-to-device visible light communication
Author(s): Yuxin Liu; Zhitong Huang; Wei Li; Yuefeng Ji
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Paper Abstract

Various patterns of device-to-device (D2D) communication, from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi Direct, are emerging due to the increasing requirements of information sharing between mobile terminals. This paper presents an innovative pattern named device-to-device visible light communication (D2D-VLC) to alleviate the growing traffic problem. However, the occlusion problem is a difficulty in D2D-VLC. This paper proposes a game theory–based solution in which the best-response dynamics and best-response strategies are used to realize a mode-cooperative selection mechanism. This mechanism uses system capacity as the utility function to optimize system performance and selects the optimal communication mode for each active user from three candidate modes. Moreover, the simulation and experimental results show that the mechanism can attain a significant improvement in terms of effectiveness and energy saving compared with the cases where the users communicate via only the fixed transceivers (light-emitting diode and photo diode) or via only D2D.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 55(3) 030501 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.55.3.030501
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 55, Issue 3
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Yuxin Liu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Zhitong Huang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Wei Li, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Yuefeng Ji, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)

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