Energy-efficient power control for device-to-device communications with max-min fairness

Kai Yang, Jinsong Wu, Xiaozheng Gao, Xiangyuan Bu, Song Guo

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In this paper, we investigate the energy-efficient power control for device-to-device (D2D) communications underlaying cellular networks with max-min fairness, where uplink resource blocks allocated to one cellular user equipment are reused by multiple D2D pairs to improve the frequency reuse factor, and the minimum individual energy efficiency (EE) is maximized. This is a generalized fractional programming (GFP) problem, and is hard to tackle due to its non-concave nature, which means the complexity of global optimal solution is unaffordable. In order to give sub-optimal solution with reasonable complexity, we first transform the GFP problem into equivalent optimization problem in a parametric subtractive form, and then add constraints on the co-channel interferences to convert the non-concave GFP problem into concave one. The sub-optimal solution, which can be obtained through solving the deduced concave problem based on sophisticated convex optimization methods, gives a tight lower bound on the optimal EE. Simulation results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2016 - Proceedings
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017010
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event84th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 18 Sept 201621 Sept 2016


Conference84th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2016


  • Device-to-device (D2D) communications
  • Energy efficiency
  • Max-min fairness
  • Power control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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