Game Theoretic Power Allocation for Coexisting Multistatic Radar and Communication Systems

Chenguang Shi, Fei Wang, Mathini Sellathurai, Jianjiang Zhou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

46 Downloads (Pure)


In this paper, a non-cooperative game theoretic power allocation (NGTPA) scheme is proposed for coexisting multistatic radar and wireless communication systems. Due to the fact that each radar in the system is selfish-interested to maximize its own utility, we utilize the non-cooperative game theory to tackle the power allocation problem. The main objective of the multistatic radar is to minimize the power consumption of each radar by optimizing the transmission power allocation, which are constrained by a predefined signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) requirement for target detection and a maximum acceptable interference power threshold for communication system. First, taking into consideration the target detection performance and received interference power at the communication receiver, a novel utility function is defined and adopted as the optimization criterion for the NGTPA strategy. Then, the existence and uniqueness of the Nash equilibrium (NE) point are analytically proved. Furthermore, an iterative power allocation algorithm is developed that converges quickly to the NE of the non-cooperative game model. Numerical simulations are provided to demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed NGTPA algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 14th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP)
EditorsYuan Baozong, Ruan Qiuqi, Zhao Yao, An Gaoyun
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538646731
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2019
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing 2018 - Beijing, China
Duration: 12 Aug 201816 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Signal Processing
ISSN (Electronic)2164-5221


Conference14th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing 2018


  • Game theory
  • Multistatic radar
  • Power allocation
  • Spectral coexistence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications


Dive into the research topics of 'Game Theoretic Power Allocation for Coexisting Multistatic Radar and Communication Systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this