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Future Internet 2017, 9(4), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi9040062

A Practical Resource Management Scheme for Cellular Underlaid D2D Networks

Department of information and communication engineering, Gyeongsang National University, Tongyeong-si 46764, Korea
Received: 27 September 2017 / Revised: 4 October 2017 / Accepted: 8 October 2017 / Published: 13 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Cellular D2D Communications)
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In this paper, we investigate a resource management scheme for cellular underlaid device-to-device (D2D) communications, which are an integral part of mobile caching networks. D2D communications are allowed to share radio resources with cellular communications as long as the generating interference of D2D communications satisfies an interference constraint to secure cellular communications. Contrary to most of the other studies, we propose a distributed resource management scheme for cellular underlaid D2D communications focusing on a practical feasibility. In the proposed scheme, the feedback of channel information is not required because all D2D transmitters use a fixed transmit power and every D2D transmitter determines when to transmit data on its own without centralized control. We analyze the average sum-rates to evaluate the proposed scheme and compare them with optimal values, which can be achieved when a central controller has the perfect entire channel information and the full control of all D2D communications. Our numerical results show that the average sum-rates of the proposed scheme approach the optimal values in low or high signal-to-noise power ratio (SNR) regions. In particular, the proposed scheme achieves almost optimal average sum-rates in the entire SNR values in practical environments. View Full-Text
Keywords: D2D; cellular-aided D2D; underlay; mobile caching D2D; cellular-aided D2D; underlay; mobile caching
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