Coverage and Area Spectral Efficiency of Clustered Device-to-Device Networks

Mehrnaz Afshang, Harpreet S. Dhillon, Peter Han Joo Chong
2014 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)  
This paper develops a new spatial model for deviceto-device (D2D) networks in which the device locations are modeled as a Thomas cluster process. The devices inside a given cluster form D2D links amongst themselves and the direct communication across clusters is not required. This model captures the fact that the devices engaged in D2D communications need to be in close proximity of each other. For this model, we derive easy-to-use expressions for both coverage probability and area spectral
more » ... d area spectral efficiency (ASE) assuming that the content of interest is available at a device chosen uniformly at random from the same cluster. One of the important consequences of this analysis is that there exists an optimal number of simultaneously active D2D-Txs that maximizes the ASE. This can be interpreted as the classical tradeoff between more aggressive frequency reuse and higher interference power. Our analysis also provides insights into the effect of scattering variance of each cluster and the density of cluster centers on coverage probability and ASE. Index Terms-Device-to-device (D2D) communication, clustered D2D network, Poisson cluster process, Thomas cluster process, stochastic geometry. M. Afshang is with Wireless@VT,
doi:10.1109/glocom.2014.7417450 dblp:conf/globecom/AfshangDC15a fatcat:s5cd6ikzxjazvd4hk2vggjzxhe