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A trust framework based smart aggregation for machine type communication

Abstract

Machine type communication (MTC) is one of the significant communication paradigms in the fifth generation networks. The existing cellular networks are not designed for massive access of the MTC devices. Therefore, data aggregation and relaying are advocated to reduce the massive MTC access besides other physical layer solutions. In this paper, we propose a secured multiple mobile relay selection algorithm that smartly aggregates data from adjacent MTC devices through multiple user equipments and transmits it to the base station (BS). The paper also presents a framework for the selection of trusted relays to cooperatively aggregate MTC data and render two-hop connectivity to the BS. Our proposed algorithm is compared with existing algorithms on the basis of energy efficiency, system capacity, communication delay and outage probability. Our proposed algorithm outperforms the other schemes by improving outage probability and communication delay by 33% and 25%, respectively.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61325006, 61461136002) and 111 Project of China (Grant No. B16006).

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Salam, T., Rehman, W.u., Tao, X. et al. A trust framework based smart aggregation for machine type communication. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 60, 100306 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-017-9186-6

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Keywords

  • D2D communication
  • data aggregation
  • machine type communication (MTC)
  • mobile relay
  • MTC offloading