Coded Caching Clusters with Device-to-Device Communications

Joonas Paakkonen, Amaro Barreal, Camilla Hollanti, Olav Tirkkonen

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We consider a geographically constrained caching community where popular data files are cached on mobile terminals and distributed through Device-to-Device (D2D) communications. To ensure availability, data files are protected against user mobility, or churn, with select caching and erasure coding methods. Communication and storage costs are considered, with an objective of minimizing the consumption of radio resources, given an available storage size. We focus on finding the coding method that minimizes the overall cost. Closed-form expressions for the expected consumption of radio resources incurred by data delivery and redundancy maintenance are derived. Closed form transmission costs in a circular caching community with a specific node density and caching method are calculated, when cost obeys a power law of distance. Our results are illustrated by numerical examples and verified by extensive computer simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8353772
Pages (from-to)264 - 275
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
Issue number2
Early online date2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Device-to-Device Communications
  • Distributed Data Storage
  • Markov Processes
  • Regenerating Codes
  • Wireless Caching


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