|Title||Hermes: Decentralized dynamic spectrum access system for massive devices deployment in 5g|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Z Gao, A Li, Y Gao, Y Wang, and Y Chen|
|Conference Name||International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks|
With the incoming 5G network, the ubiquitous Internet of Things (IoT) devices can benefit our daily life, such as smart cameras, drones, etc. With the introduction of the millimeter-wave band and the thriving number of IoT devices, it is critical to design new dynamic spectrum access (DSA) system to coordinate the spectrum allocation across massive devices in 5G. In this paper, we present Hermes, the first decentralized DSA system for massive devices deployment. Specifically, we propose an efficient multi-agent reinforcement learning algorithm and introduce a novel shuffle mechanism, addressing the drawbacks of collision and fairness in existing decentralized systems. We implement Hermes in 5G network via simulations. Extensive evaluations show that Hermes significantly reduces collisions and improves fairness compared to the state-of-the-art decentralized methods. Furthermore, Hermes is able to adapt the environmental changes within 0.5 seconds, showing its deployment practicability in dynamic environment of 5G.