The Device-to-Device (D2D) communication is recognized as one of the key technologies to support the increasing wireless data traffic of fifth generation (5G) systems and beyond. In this paper, a novel concept of cooperative D2D communications is presented to enhance the communication among these devices. A half duplex amplify-and-forward (AF) technique is used as a relaying scheme at the drone nodes and the Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) scheme is employed at the receiver side to combine the relayed signals. The impact on the system outage probability performance is conducted for various parameters including altitude placement of drones, number of relays, and transmission power. Simulation results show that the outage probability of the cooperative D2D solution is significantly improved whenever an additional drone is included in the cooperative network.
|Title of host publication||2022 First International Conference on Computer Communications and Intelligent Systems|
|Place of Publication||Jijel, Algeria|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 21 Oct 2022|
- cooperative communication
- outage probability