Cognitive radio and device-to-device communication: a cooperative approach for disaster response

Javad Zeraatkar Moghaddam, Muhammad Usman, Fabrizio Granelli, Hamid Farrokhi

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D2D communication and cognitive radio are among the key technologies that can solve the bandwidth bottleneck problem of cellular networks. These technologies help to maintain necessary communication between the user devices in case of natural disasters and traffic hotspot situations. In this paper, we efficiently employ the relay selection and cooperative beamforming (CBF) strategies for D2D communication and show that the user devices can securely communicate with each other without infrastructure support. The cloud heads in our proposal act as the primary users (PUs) and the cloud members are regarded as the secondary users (SUs) or the relay nodes. To investigate the efficiency of our proposal, we define the utilities of PUs employing relay selection and CBF, considering received signal power, latency, channel gain and security. We optimize relay selection and beamforming vector by solving mixed integer non-linear problem (MINLP). Numerical results show the efficiency and robustness of our approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013289
ISBN (Print)9781509013296
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2017
Event2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) - Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 4 Dec 20168 Dec 2016 (Link to conference website)


Conference2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
Abbreviated titleIEEE GLOBECOM 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Internet address


  • cognitive radios
  • D2D
  • 5G networks
  • disaster response
  • public safety
  • power gain
  • spectrum efficiency
  • secure communication
  • cooperative beamforming
  • mobile cloud


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