A Game Theoretical Approach to Green Communications in Seamless Internet of Things

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M.S. in Electrical Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Advisor: Feng Ye


Internet of Things is one of the rapidly developing technologies pervading all walks of life. Most IoT devices are wirelessly connected using different wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee. As each of these wireless technologies has varied transmit power and supports different data rates, IoT devices with different in-built technologies must be optimized to energy efficient communication. In this work we propose a Seamless IoT platform that promotes periodic switching between two different technologies such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee based on the current data rate requirements and transmit power. A network model with heterogeneous IoT devices is formulated after taking into consideration of interference, received power, arbitrary locations and distance between the devices. Adapting the concept of the Game Scheme the optimal transmit power which ensures energy efficiency was calculated using MATLAB followed by simulations of convergence of Nash Equilibrium, Utility and transmit power, sum data rate.


Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Seamless IoT platform, Game Scheme, Energy efficiency, in-built technologies, Internet of Things, wireless technologies, Nash Equilibrium

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