Energy efficiency contours for broadcast channels using realistic power models

Akbari, A., Héliot, F., Imran, M. A. and Tafazolli, R. (2012) Energy efficiency contours for broadcast channels using realistic power models. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 11(11), pp. 4017-4025. (doi:10.1109/TWC.2012.091812.112207)

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Abstract

Energy savings are becoming a global trend, hence the importance of energy efficiency (EE) as an alternative performance evaluation metric. This paper proposes an EE based resource allocation method for the broadcast channel (BC), where a linear power model is used to characterize the power consumed at the base station (BS). Having formulated our EE based optimization problem and objective function, we utilize standard convex optimization techniques to show the concavity of the latter, and thus, the existence of a unique globally optimal energy-efficient rate and power allocation. Our EE based resource allocation framework is also extended to incorporate fairness, and provide a minimum user satisfaction in terms of spectral efficiency (SE). We then derive the generic equation of the EE contours and use them to get insights about the EE-SE trade-off over the BC. The performances of the aforementioned resource allocation schemes are compared for different metrics against the number of users and cell radius. Results indicate that the highest EE improvement is achieved by using the unconstrained optimization scheme, which is obtained by significantly reducing the total transmit power. Moreover, the network EE is shown to increase with the number of users and decrease as the cell radius increases.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Akbari, A., Héliot, F., Imran, M. A., and Tafazolli, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1536-1276
Published Online:27 September 2012
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 11(11): 4017-4025
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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