Summer Internship Program

Bandwidth Exchange Project

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In this Project,we investigate an incentive mechanism called Bandwidth Exchange (BE) for cooperative forwarding where transmission bandwidth is used as a flexible resource. The advent of cognitive radios, capable of performing non-contiguous multicarrier modulation and orthogonal frequency division multiple access, enables the implementation of such exchange mechanisms. We focus on a three node network that consists of two users and one access point (AP). We consider two scenarios in our work. In the first scenario, two nodes communicate with the AP through the direct path. In the second scenario, one node acts as a relay of the other node. The relay node forwards the sender's data along with transmitting its own data to the AP. We investigate when the second scenario will outperform the first scenario. We plan to consider max sum rate, max min rate, etc. to be the evaluation criteria.

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Bandwidth Exchange Group of Summer 2011