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Resource allocation strategies in cognitive radio D2D communication networks

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posted on 2021-05-24, 07:41 authored by Ajmery Sultana
Device-to-device (D2D) communication is developed as a new paradigm to enhance net- work performance according to LTE and WiMAX advanced standards. On the other hand, cognitive radio (CR) approach provides efficient spectral usage using intelligent wireless nodes. In this thesis, a number of optimal resource allocation strategies for D2D communi- cation networks are investigated using the CR approach. As a first step, the CR approach in radio access networks is introduced. In the second step, the taxonomy of the RA process in CRNs is provided. For radio resource allocation (RRA), the most crucial task is to associate a user with a particular serving base station, to assign the channel and to allocate the power efficiently. In this thesis, a subcarrier assignment scheme and a power allocation algorithm using geometric water-filling (GWF) is presented for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) based CRNs. This algorithm is proved to maximize the sum rate of secondary users by allocating power more efficiently. Then, the RA problem is studied to jointly employ CR technology and D2D communication in cellular networks in terms of spectral efficiency (SE) and energy efficiency (EE). In the first case, in terms of SE, a two-stage approach is considered to allocate the radio resource efficiently where a new adaptive subcarrier allocation (ASA) scheme is designed first and then a novel power allocation (PA) scheme is developed utilizing proven GWF approach that can compute exact solution with less computation. In the second case, in terms of EE, the power allocation problem of cellular networks that co-exist with D2D communication considering both underlay and overlay CR approaches are investigated. A proven power allocation algorithm based on GWF approach is utilized to solve the EE maximization problem which results in an “exact" and “low complexity" solution.





  • Doctor of Philosophy


  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • Dissertation



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