New Paper Accepted in IEEE Transactions on Communications

Congratulations to M. Elnourani, S. Deshmukh, B. Beferull-Lozano for the acceptance of a journal paper publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications.

Title: “Resource Allocation for Underlay Interfering D2D Networks with Multi-antenna and Imperfect CSI”, Journal: IEEE Transactions on Communications.

Short description of the paper:

Underlay Device-to-Device (D2D) communications improve the spectral efficiency by simultaneously allowing direct communication between D2D-users on the same channels as cellular users (CU). However, most related works consider perfect Channel State Information (CSI) with single-antenna transmissions and usually assign each channel to one D2D pair. In this work, we formulate an optimization problem for maximizing the aggregate rate of all D2D pairs and CUs in single and multiple antenna configurations under imperfect CSI, by optimizing channel and power resources. Our formulation guarantees probability of outage below a specified threshold and fairness in channel allocation across D2D pairs. The resulting problem is a stochastic-mixed-integer-non-convex problem, we solve it approximately by alternating between power-allocation and channel-assignment sub-problems. The stochastic objective and outage constraints are addressed by the concept of order-of-statistics in the single-antenna case and the Bernstein-type inequality in the multiple-antenna configuration. The power-allocation sub-problem is solved by exploiting a quadratic-transformation, while the channel-assignment sub-problem is solved by integer relaxation. Furthermore, two computationally efficient algorithms are proposed to approximately solve the problem in a partially decentralized manner. We also establish convergence guarantees for the different algorithms proposed in this work. Simulation results show that the proposed approach achieves higher throughput compared to the state-of-the-art alternatives.