Age Efficient Optimization in UAV-Aided VEC Network: A Game Theory Viewpoint

Zhaoyang Han, The University of Aizu
Yaoqi Yang, Logistical Engineering University China
Weizheng Wang, City University of Hong Kong
Tu N. Nguyen, Kennesaw State University


The timeless and efficient vehicle data transmission are the two common requirements for the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), especially the Unnamed Aircraft Vehicle (UAV)-aided Vehicular Edge Computing (VEC) network. Moreover, since the Age of Information (AoI) performance greatly influences these two indicators, data quality should be guaranteed in vehicle communication. However, few researchers pay attention to the AoI performance optimization issue regarding wireless resource constraint, transmission interference, and vehicle cooperation in recent years. To close this research gap, we propose an AoI-oriented channel access strategy in the UAV-aided VEC network from the game theory viewpoint. Firstly, the UAV-aided VEC network model and edge computing-based AoI expression are established and derived in the closed form, respectively. Subsequently, we transform the AoI minimization problem into an AoI-based channel access issue from the game theory viewpoint. Moreover, the stochastic learning-based algorithm is proposed to find the Nash Equilibrium (NE) solution of the formulated problem. Finally, simulation results evaluate the correctness and effectiveness of the proposed algorithms, where our scheme can achieve the better AoI value compared with baselines.