Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 2379–2388 | Cite as

Overlapping Coalition-Based Resource and Power Allocation for Enhanced Performance of Underlaying D2D Communication

  • Sandeepika SharmaEmail author
  • Brahmjit Singh
Research Article - Electrical Engineering


Device-to-Device (D2D) communication is seen as a promising technology to offload exponentially increasing cellular data traffic. This also enhances spectral and energy efficiency of the cellular network. However, co-channel interference restricts the potential gain of Underlay-D2D (U-D2D) communication technology. In this paper, we propose a novel resource allocation scheme coupled with distributed power control strategy to reduce co-channel interference and improve overall system sum rate. Resource allocation is based on overlapping coalition formation game model. Overlapping coalitions allow a single D2D pair to utilize multiple resource blocks, which provides enhanced transmission bandwidth per user. But, this improved bandwidth is achieved at the cost of increased co-channel interference. The proposed scheme mitigates this problem by distributed control of D2D transmit power in accordance with the interference sensed on each resource block allocated for that particular D2D pair. It is shown through numerical results that there is a significant improvement in overall U-D2D system performance in terms of system sum rate and D2D transmission ratio in comparison with other existing techniques.


Device-to-Device communication Overlapping coalition game Resource allocation Power control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NIT KurukshetraThanesarIndia

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