A bipartite graph based proportional fair scheduling strategy to improve throughput with multiple resource blocks

Dhivya Kesavan, Ezhumalai Periathambi, Arun Chockkalingam


The fifth-generation wireless communication is expected to provide a huge amount of capacity to cater to the need of an increasing number of mobile consumers, which can be satisfied by device-to-device (D2D) communication. Reusing the cellular user’s resources in an efficient manner helps to increase the spectrum efficiency of the network but it leads to severe interference. The important point in reusing cellular user resources is that D2D communication should not affect the cellular user’s efficiency. After achieving this requirement, the focus is now turned toward the allocation of resources to D2D communication. This resource allocation strategy is to be designed in such a way that it will not affect communication among the cellular user (CU). This scheme improves various performance objectives. This paper aims at designing a proportional fair resource allocation algorithm based on the bipartite graph which maintains the quality of service (QoS) of CUs while providing D2D communication. This algorithm can be merged with any other scheme of resource allocation for improving QoS and adopting changing channels. In this scheme, a D2D pair can be allocated with one or more than one resource blocks. The MATLAB simulations analyze the performance of the proposed scheme.


bipartite graph; device-to-device communication; proportional fair; resource allocation; throughput;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i4.pp4280-4290

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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