Information Processing and Wireless Energy Harvesting in Interference-Aware Public Safety Networks

  • Daniyal Munir
  • Syed Tariq Shah
  • Kae Won Choi
  • Min Young Chung


In a public safety environment, user equipments (UEs) located within the coverage area of evolved NodeB, relay network services to out-of-coverage UEs. However, relay UEs in public safety environments are typically energy constrained and cannot operate indefinitely without recharging. Radio frequency energy harvesting has been proposed as a solution for recharging wireless UEs. In this paper, we propose a scheme for extending the lifetime of a public safety network by wirelessly charging relay UEs. In addition, we propose a relay selection method considering the battery status of relay UEs. The proposed relay selection is defined as a bipartite graph matching problem and the optimal relay is obtained through matching games technique. The proposed scheme not only improves the network lifetime but also extend the network coverage. We also conduct system level simulations to evaluate the performance of the proposed scheme. Simulation results show that the overall performance of the system is improved in terms of achievable throughput and network lifetime.


Energy harvesting Public safety Device-to-device communications Network lifetime 



This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean Government (MSIP) (2014R1A5A1011478).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Information and Communication EngineeringSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwon-siRepublic of Korea

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