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  1. In this article, we propose a resource allocation (RA) scheme for vehicular communication networks (VCNs). The proposed scheme exploits the spectral efficiency of full-duplex (FD) communications to fulfill the reliability constraints of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) links and the high capacity requirements of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) links. Also, it is capable of coping with the fast variations of the channels due to the high mobility. Based on the links requirements, the RA problem is formulated as a non-convex problem, which is solved in two steps. First, the optimal power allocation (PA) is obtained by solving a system of linear equations. Second, the channel assignment (CA), which turns out to be a maximum weight bipartite matching problem, is solved using the Hungarian method. Also, a heuristic hybrid scheme, which combines the proposed FD scheme and the half-duplex (HD) scheme that optimally finds the RA, is proposed. Compared to the optimal HD-based scheme, simulation results show that the proposed FD scheme always offers higher sum of the V2I links’ capacities except for the case in which V2V links require low transmission rates, while the hybrid scheme ensures higher performance for all potential cases.
  2. We consider intermittently connected vehicular networks (ICVNs) in which base stations (BSs) are installed along the highway to connect moving vehicles with internet. Due to the deployment cost, it is hard to cover the entire highway with BSs. To minimize the outage time in the uncovered area (UA), several cooperative store-carry-forward (CSCF) schemes have been proposed in which a vehicle is selected to act as a relay by buffering data to be relayed to a target vehicle in the UA. In this paper, we propose an energy-efficient full-duplex (FD) CSCF scheme that exploits the relay ability to receive and transmit simultaneously to improve the effective communication time, Te, between the relay and the target vehicle. Accordingly, it can minimize the outage time and deliver more data to the the target vehicle. In addition, the power allocation that minimizes the transmission cost (TC) under the required rates constraints is found. The problem is formulated as a geometric program (GP) and globally solved using the interior-point method. As compared to the half-duplex CSCF scheme, simulation results show that the proposed FD scheme offers more effective time, more successfully delivered data in the UA and lower TC.