Performance Analysis of Time-Switching Energy Harvesting Device-to-Device Link Underlying Small-Cell-Networks

  • Mohammed Nasser AltawaimEmail author
  • Nam-Phong Nguyen
  • Wiliam G. Scanlon
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 221)


In this paper, we propose an underlying Small-Cell-Networks (SCNs) Device-to-Device (D2D) pair with the use of time-switching Energy Harvesting (EH) techniques. More specifically, we have a D2D transmitter and receiver underlying SCNs operating in closeness to a SCNs primary user (PU). We propose two scenarios, in the first scenario we harvest energy from all of the available SCN base stations (BSs). Whereas in the second scenario we select the best BS link to harvest energy from. Moreover, the transmission is kept under a certain threshold between the D2D pair, so that it does not have any deleterious effect on the PU transmission link.


Device-to-Device communication Small cell networks Energy harvesting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Nasser Altawaim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nam-Phong Nguyen
    • 1
  • Wiliam G. Scanlon
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen’s University BelfastBelfastUK

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