Title: Device-to-Device Communication in 5G: Towards Efficient Scheduling

Issue Number: Vol. 8, No. 3
Year of Publication: Sep - 2018
Page Numbers: 144-149
Authors: Jana Fayek , Mohamad Aoude, Mohamad Raad, Raad Raad
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002428


5G wireless networks are expected to carry large traffic volumes due to the growth of mobile devices and the increasing demand for high data rates from applications. Device to device communication is one of the suggested technologies to support this increasing load and enhance the capacity of networks. However, the implementation of D2D communication reveals many barriers that include communication scheduling, for which the architecture remains complex and obscure. In this paper, an overview of the available literature on the implementation of networks supporting D2D communication is presented, emphasizing the complexity of the offered solutions. This paper also offers a study of the impact of different device distribution models on the throughput of the devices. The paper introduces the challenges and makes the case for the need to find a more efficient D2D scheduler providing less complexity