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Assessing Coverage and Throughput for D2D Communication



Jian Wang, Richard A. Rouil


In this paper, we address the issue of assessing the performance of a Device-to-Device (D2D) communication link. Particularly, we design a framework to evaluate performance with respect to the coverage probability and average throughput. Our modeling framework considers a variety of D2D deployment scenarios (i.e., Outdoor-to-Outdoor, Outdoor-to-Indoor, and Indoor-to-Indoor), channel effects (i.e., path loss, shadowing, and small-scale fading), and system parameters (i.e., resource block size, fixed Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) versus adaptive MCS, and transmit power). For the defined scenarios, we derive mathematical expressions for the coverage probability and average throughput as a function of the distance between two D2D user equipments. Based on the designed framework, we conduct an extensive performance evaluation of the D2D communication link under various D2D deployment scenarios with varying channel effects. We also evaluate the impact of system parameters, including Physical Resource Block (PRB) size, fixed/adaptive MCS, and transmit power, on the performance of D2D communication links. Our results demonstrate the expected performance that can be achieved in practical D2D scenarios.
Proceedings Title
2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Conference Dates
May 20-24, 2018
Conference Location
Kansas City, MO, US


D2D Communication, Public Safety Applications, Performance Measurements.


Wang, J. and Rouil, R. (2018), Assessing Coverage and Throughput for D2D Communication, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas City, MO, US, [online],, (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created July 30, 2018, Updated April 11, 2022