Iunius: A Cross-Layer Peer-to-Peer System With Device-to-Device Communications

Yue Wu*, Siyi Wang, Wuling Liu, Weisi Guo, Xiaoli Chu

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Device-to-device (D2D) communications utilizing licensed spectrum have been considered a promising technology to improve cellular network spectral efficiency and offload local traffic from cellular base stations (BSs). In this paper, we develop Iunius: a peer-to-peer (P2P) system based on harvesting data in a community utilizing multi-hop D2D communications. The Iunius system optimizes D2D communications for P2P local file sharing, improves user experience, and offloads traffic from the BSs. The Iunius system features cross-layer integration of: 1) a wireless P2P protocol based on the BitTorrent protocol in the application layer; 2) a simple centralized routing mechanism for multi-hop D2D communications; 3) an interference cancellation technique for conventional cellular (CC) uplink communications; and 4) a radio resource management scheme to mitigate the interference between CC and D2D communications that share the cellular uplink radio resources while maximizing the throughput of D2D communications. Simulation results show that the proposed Iunius system can increase the cellular spectral efficiency, reduce the traffic load of BSs, and improve the data rate and energy saving for mobile users.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7523386
Pages (from-to)7005-7017
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


  • Device-to-device (D2D) communications
  • peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol
  • radio resource management


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