Content Caching and Channel Allocation in D2D-Assisted Wireless HetNets

Jaafar, Wael; Mseddi, Amina; Ajib, Wessam et Elbiaze, Halima (2021). « Content Caching and Channel Allocation in D2D-Assisted Wireless HetNets ». IEEE Access, 9, pp. 112502-112515.

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The fifth generation cellular networks are required to provide very fast and reliable communications while dealing with the increase of users traffic. In heterogeneous networks (HetNets) assisted with device-to-device (D2D) communications, traffic can be offloaded to small base stations or to users to make content delivery faster and alleviate the traffic burden from the core network. In this paper, we aim to maximize the probability of successfully delivering files to users, referred to as the successful delivery probability, by jointly optimizing the caching placement and channel allocation in cache-enabled D2D-assisted HetNets. First, an analytical expression of the average content delivery delay is derived. The latter is subsequently used to formulate the joint optimization problem of cache placement and channel allocation. Due to the problem's non-convexity, a linearization transformation is proposed, which allows to find the optimal solution. However, given the high complexity of the problem, we propose a low-complex heuristic approach for channel allocation and caching. Numerical results illustrate the efficacy of the proposed solutions and compare them to the conventional HetNet. Finally, the impact of several key parameters, e.g., transmit power, caching capacity, and QoS requirements, is investigated, which provides design guidelines for D2D-assisted HetNets.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Heterogeneous networks, device-to-device (D2D) communications, Caching
Unité d'appartenance: Centres institutionnels > Laboratoire de recherche en technologie du commerce électronique (LATECE)
Déposé par: Halima Elbiaze
Date de dépôt: 21 mars 2022 09:47
Dernière modification: 21 mars 2022 09:47
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