Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 71, Issue 3, pp 1915–1929

A Transmission Rate Control Algorithm Based on Non-cooperative Differential Game Model in Deep Space Networks


DOI: 10.1007/s11277-012-0915-9

Cite this article as:
Cheng, Zm., Zhou, Xw. & Ding, Y. Wireless Pers Commun (2013) 71: 1915. doi:10.1007/s11277-012-0915-9


Designing a fair and efficient rate allocation scheme to maximize network performance is a challenging issue for deep space networks. Transmission rate not only affects link signal quality, but also affects network performance. In this study, a novel rate allocation framework based on differential game to settle rate allocation problems among different sources in deep space networks is proposed, and rate allocation criteria based on feedback Nash equilibrium solution is formulated. Theoretical analysis and numerical simulation demonstrate our proposed optimal rate allocation scheme can be used to maximize network performance.


Deep space networksDifferential gameNash equilibriumRate allocation

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication Engineering, School of Computer and Communication EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingPeople’s Republic of China