Robust Fuzzy-Learning For Partially Overlapping Channels Allocation In UAV Communication Networks [article]

Chaoqiong Fan, Bin Li, Jia Hou, Yi Wu, Weisi Guo, Chenglin Zhao
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we consider a mesh-structured unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networks exploiting partially overlapping channels (POCs). For general data-collection tasks in UAV networks, we aim to optimize the network throughput with constraints on transmission power and quality of service (QoS). As far as the highly mobile and constantly changing UAV networks are concerned, unfortunately, most existing methods rely on definite information which is vulnerable to the dynamic environment, rendering
more » ... system performance to be less effective. In order to combat dynamic topology and varying interference of UAV networks, a robust and distributed learning scheme is proposed. Rather than the perfect channel state information (CSI), we introduce uncertainties to characterize the dynamic channel gains among UAV nodes, which are then interpreted with fuzzy numbers. Instead of the traditional observation space where the channel capacity is a crisp reward, we implement the learning and decision process in a mapped fuzzy space. This allows the system to achieve a smoother and more robust performance by optimizing in an alternate space. To this end, we design a fuzzy payoffs function (FPF) to describe the fluctuated utility, and the problem of POCs assignment is formulated as a fuzzy payoffs game (FPG). Assisted by an attractive property of fuzzy bi-matrix games, the existence of fuzzy Nash equilibrium (FNE) for our formulated FPG is proved. Our robust fuzzy-learning algorithm could reach the equilibrium solution via a least-deviation method. Finally, numerical simulations are provided to demonstrate the advantages of our new scheme over the existing scheme.
arXiv:1806.10756v1 fatcat:m2ofa5nbkvap3eeiul4g7vwacm