Power Control and Channel Allocation for D2D Underlaid Cellular Networks

Asmaa Abdallah, Mohammad M. Mansour*, Ali Chehab

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Device-to-Device (D2D) communications underlaying cellular networks is a viable network technology that can potentially increase spectral utilization and improve power efficiency for proximity-based wireless applications and services. However, a major challenge in such deployment scenarios is the interference caused by D2D links when sharing the same resources with cellular users. In this paper, we propose a channel allocation (CA) scheme together with a set of three power control (PC) schemes to mitigate interference in a D2D underlaid cellular system modeled as a random network using the mathematical tool of stochastic geometry. The novel aspect of the proposed CA scheme is that it enables D2D links to share resources with multiple cellular users as opposed to one as previously considered in the literature. Moreover, the accompanying distributed PC schemes further manage interference during link establishment and maintenance. The first two PC schemes compensate for large-scale path-loss effects and maximize the D2D sum rate by employing distance-dependent path-loss parameters of the D2D link and the base station, including an error estimation margin. The third scheme is an adaptive PC scheme based on a variable target signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio, which limits the interference caused by D2D users and provides sufficient coverage probability for cellular users. Closed-form expressions for the coverage probability of cellular links, D2D links, and sum rate of D2D links are derived in terms of the allocated power, density of D2D links, and path-loss exponent. The impact of these key system parameters on network performance is analyzed and compared with previous work. Simulation results demonstrate an enhancement in cellular and D2D coverage probabilities, and an increase in spectral and power efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3217-3234
Number of pages18
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2018


  • Device-to-device communications
  • Poisson point process
  • power control
  • resource allocation
  • stochastic geometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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