Authors: Ushik Shrestha Khwakhali; Prapun Suksompong; Steven Gordon
Addresses: School of Information, Computer and Communication Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University, Thailand ' School of Information, Computer and Communication Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University, Thailand ' School of Engineering and Technology, CQUniversity, Australia
Abstract: The performance of cooperative cellular networks can be enhanced by using social information of users in the network. This paper presents a social-aware midpoint relay selection scheme that increases average throughput of D2D communication between users in the network leveraging social trust among nodes while selecting a relay node. The selection of a relay node is such that it has strong social link with the source and also located near to the midpoint of the distance between the source and the destination. Calculation of average throughput via simulation shows that our proposed scheme outperforms existing hybrid relay selection scheme by Pan and Wang by upto 14%. In addition, our proposed introduction of probe limit and wise selection of social threshold value can further enhance the throughput when social trust among nodes are high.
Keywords: cooperative networks; device-to-device; D2D communications; social networks; social-aware relay selection; data rate; throughput.
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2020 Vol.33 No.1, pp.22 - 35
Received: 15 Jun 2018
Accepted: 14 Dec 2018
Published online: 28 Jan 2020 *