A Distributed Self-healing Mechanism Based on Cognitive Radio and AP Cooperation in UDN

  • Zhongming GaoEmail author
  • Xi Li
  • Hong Ji
  • Heli Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 262)


Self-healing is considered as an indispensable function to achieve intelligent network management in future wireless communication systems. However, in ultra-dense networks (UDNs), it’s a great challenge to realize efficient self-healing due to the massive and diverse network nodes, as well as complex transmission environment. The failed network access point (AP) may result in sudden traffic outage and severe user service degrading. In this paper, we propose an effective self-healing mechanism for UDNs with complete procedure of intelligent failure detection, diagnosis and recovery. Cognitive technology has been introduced to realize the effective detection of the AP working status. Then the processed information are analyzed based on multi-armed bandit model for possible AP failure judgement. After it is confirmed that an AP is failed, the impacted users, which are served originally by the failed AP, would be accessed to the proper neighbor APs. Furthermore, the corresponding resource allocation based on Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) is proposed. Simulation results show that the proposed mechanism could detect the AP failure effectively and realize quick self-healing for the network.


Ultra-dense network Self-healing Failure detection Resource allocation 



This paper is sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant 61771070 and 61671088).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Universal Wireless Communications, Ministry of EducationBeijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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