Securing Radio Resources Allocation With Deep Reinforcement Learning for IoE Services in Next-Generation Wireless Networks

Yuhuai Peng, Xiaojing Xue, Ali Kashif Bashir, Xiaogang Zhu*, Yasser D. Al-Otaibi, Usman Tariq, Keping Yu

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The next generation wireless network (NGWN) is undergoing an unprecedented revolution, in which trillions of machines, people, and objects are interconnected to realize the Internet of Everything (IoE). with the emergence of IoE services such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and industrial 5 G, the scarcity of radio resources becomes more serious. Moreover, there are hidden dangers of untrusted terminals accessing the system and illegally manipulating interconnected devices. To tackle these challenges, this paper proposes a securing radio resources allocation scheme with Deep Reinforcement Learning for IoE services in NGWN. First, the solution uses a BP neural network based on multi-feature optimized Firefly Algorithm (FA) for spectrum prediction, thereby improving the prediction accuracy and avoiding interference between unauthorized and authorized users with efficient radio utilization. Then, a spectrum sensing method based on deep reinforcement learning is proposed to identify the untrusted users in system while fusing the sensing results, to enhance the security of the cooperative process and the detection accuracy of spectrum holes. Extensive simulation results show that the proposal is superior to the traditional solutions in terms of prediction accuracy, spectrum utilization and energy consumption, and is suitable for deployment in future wireless systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2991-3003
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Deep reinforcement learning
  • Internet of Everything
  • firefly algorithm
  • next-generation wireless networks
  • radio resources allocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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