New D2D Peer Discovery Scheme Based on Spatial Correlation of Wireless Channel

Woongsup Lee, Juyeop Kim, Sang Won Choi

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Due to the increasing popularity of device-to-device (D2D) services, it is becoming increasingly important to find efficient means of identifying nearby users, i.e., by peer discovery. Herein, we propose a low-power peer discovery scheme, in which we exploit the tradeoff between the power consumption and the accuracy/scope of peer discovery. In our proposed scheme, the transmission of a proximity beacon is scheduled based on channel values, such that users in close proximity are likely to transmit beacons at similar time instants due to the spatially correlated wireless channel. As a result, users can find nearby peers accurately with a lower power consumption by shortening the reception period for the beacons. The performance of the proposed scheme, in terms of accuracy and power consumption, is derived. By means of simulation results, we show that nearby users can be found with lower power consumption than in conventional schemes, while achieving a high accuracy of peer discovery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7407372
Pages (from-to)10120-10125
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education under Grant NRF-2015R1D1A1A01057529.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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