sg 15(5): e1

Research Article

Resource Allocation for Multicell Device-to-Device Communications in Cellular Network: A Game Theoretic Approach

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/icst.mobimedia.2015.259080,
        author={Jun Huang and Yi Sun and Jibi Li and Yanxiao Zhao},
        title={Resource Allocation for Multicell Device-to-Device Communications in Cellular Network: A Game Theoretic Approach},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Serious Games},
        volume={2},
        number={5},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SG},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={device-to-device (d2d), resource allocation, multicell, repeated game},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobimedia.2015.259080}
    }
    
  • Jun Huang
    Yi Sun
    Jibi Li
    Yanxiao Zhao
    Year: 2015
    Resource Allocation for Multicell Device-to-Device Communications in Cellular Network: A Game Theoretic Approach
    SG
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobimedia.2015.259080
Jun Huang1,*, Yi Sun1, Jibi Li1, Yanxiao Zhao2
  • 1: Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • 2: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
*Contact email: xiaoniuadmin@gmail.com

Abstract

Device-to-Device (D2D) communication has recently emerged as a promising technology to improve the capacity and coverage of cellular systems. To successfully implement D2D communications underlaying a cellular network, resource allocation for D2D links plays a critical role. While most of prior resource allocation mechanisms for D2D communications have focused on interference within a single-cell system, this paper investigates the resource allocation problem for a multicell cellular network in which a D2D link reuses available spectrum resources of multiple cells. A repeated game theoretic approach is proposed to address the problem. In this game, the base stations (BSs) act as players that compete for resource supply of D2D, and the utility of each player is formulated as revenue collected from both cellular and D2D users using resources. Extensive simulations are conducted to verify the proposed approach and the results show that it can considerably enhance the system performance in terms of sum rate and sum rate gain.