Mean field stochastic games for sinr-based medium access control

by H. Tembine, P. Vilanova, Mohamad Assaad, M. Debbah
Conference Proceedings Year: 2011


Tembine, P. Vilanova, M. Assaad, and M. Debbah. Mean field stochastic games for SINR-based medium access control. In Proceedings of the 5th International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, VALUETOOLS '11, pages 572-581. Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 2011.


In this paper we study medium access control with interference management. We formulate a SINR-based dynamic channel access as a stochastic game in which the players adapt their retransmission scheme based on their own backo state. We analyze the asymptotics of the system using mean eld dynamics. Both stable and unstable behaviors are illustrated. Limit cycles elimination and their associated performance losses are discussed.




Mean field stochastic games SINR