A device to device driven approach towards optimizing energy efficiency for 6G networks

Sonia Aneesh, Alam N. Shaikh


Our study aims to develop more energy-efficient mobile communication systems through the exploration of the 6th generation (6G) technology that is expected to be implemented in 2033. We focus on the impact of device-to-device (D2D) communication on power efficiency, which is a crucial need in this domain. To achieve this, we conducted a pioneering experiment using an in-house testbed and K-means clustering to classify locations as D2D enabled or disabled. Our findings show that there is a dynamic clustering mechanism that enables certain nodes to sustain D2D functionality around temporary base stations, resulting in a remarkable 5% improvement in network lifetime per second. This research not only enhances our understanding of 6G networks but also provides a practical methodology for optimizing energy consumption, which holds significant implications for society in advancing sustainable and efficient communication.


6G; Dynamic allocation; Energy efficiency; K-means algorithm; Network lifetime; Power conservation

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v34.i3.pp1682-1689


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The Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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