Distance-Based Fair Resource Allocation Algorithm for Device-to-Device Multicast Communication in SFN System

Wenrong GONG  Xiaoxiang WANG  Mingming LI  Zijia HUANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E98-B   No.1   pp.252-259
Publication Date: 2015/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E98.B.252
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
D2D communication,  multicast,  resource allocation,  SFN,  

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Device-to-device (D2D) multicast communication is a useful way to improve the communication efficiency of local services. This study considers a scenario of D2D multicast communication in a single frequency network (SFN) system and investigates the frequency resource allocation problem. Firstly, we propose that D2D user equipments (DUEs) do not share frequency with cellular user equipments (CUEs) in the same SFN, but reuse frequency with CUEs in other SFNs, by which the interference between D2D and cellular communications can be avoided. Then, under the principle that two nearest D2D multicast groups cannot reuse the same frequency, the study develops a distance-based fair frequency resource allocation (DFRA) algorithm. The DFRA algorithm ensures control of the interference within a reasonable range and fairly allocate the available frequency resources to the D2D multicast groups. Numerical simulation results show that the proposed resource allocation algorithm is effective in improving the data rate and reducing the outage probability for D2D communications.