Bayesian-based game theoretic model to guarantee cooperativeness in hybrid RF/FSO mesh networks

Osama Awwad, Ala Al-Fuqaha, Bilal Khan, Driss Benhaddou, Mohsen Guizani, Ammar Rayes

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In this paper we describe an effective new technique by which to guarantee cooperativeness in Hybrid Radio-Frequency/Free Space Optics (RF/FSO) networks. Our approach is based on a novel Bayesian game-theoretic model, and uses a pricing scheme in which each destination node pays some amount of virtual money to the source node in order to acquire a reliable connection. We describe both single-stage and multi-stage solutions for the game in terms of its Nash and Perfect Bayesian Equilibriums. Pure strategies are found when the required conditions are met; otherwise the game is played as a mixed-strategy. Our numerical results quantify the inherent tradeoffs involved in changing the game's parameters vis-a-vis the equilibrium player strategies and game's outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2009Dec 4 2009

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI


  • Bayesian game
  • Game theory
  • Hybrid RF/FSO
  • Nash equilibrium
  • Qos
  • Reliable routing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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