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Cognitive Medium Access: Exploration, Exploitation, and Competition

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Cognitive Medium Access: Exploration, Exploitation, and Competition
— This paper establishes the equivalence between cognitive medium access and the competitive multi-armed bandit problem. First, the scenario in which a single cognitive user wishes to opportunistically exploit the availability of empty frequency bands in the spectrum with multiple bands is considered. In this scenario, the availability probability of each channel is unknown to the cognitive user. Hence efficient medium access strategies must strike a balance between exploring the availability of other free channels and exploiting the opportunities identified thus far. By adopting a Bayesian approach for this classical bandit problem, the optimal medium access strategy is derived and its underlying recursive structure is illustrated via examples. To avoid the prohibitive computational complexity of the optimal strategy, a low complexity asymptotically optimal strategy is developed. The proposed strategy does not require any prior statistical knowledge about the traffic pattern on t...
Lifeng Lai, Hesham El Gamal, Hai Jiang, H. Vincent
Added 15 May 2011
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where TMC
Authors Lifeng Lai, Hesham El Gamal, Hai Jiang, H. Vincent Poor
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