Energy efficiency contours for single-carrier downlink channels

Akbari, A., Imran, M. A. , Tafazolli, R. and Dianati, M. (2011) Energy efficiency contours for single-carrier downlink channels. IEEE Communications Letters, 15(12), pp. 1307-1309. (doi:10.1109/LCOMM.2011.103111.111519)

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Abstract

Energy efficiency has become an important aspect of wireless communication, both economically and environmentally. This letter investigates the energy efficiency of downlink AWGN channels by employing multiple decoding policies. The overall energy efficiency of the system is based on the bits-per-joule metric, where energy efficiency contours are used to locate the optimal operating points based on the system requirements. Our novel approach uses a linear power model to define the total power consumed at the base station, encompassing the circuit and processing power, and amplifier efficiency, and ensures that the best energy efficiency value can be achieved whilst satisfying other system targets such as QoS and rate-fairness.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Akbari, A., Imran, M. A., Tafazolli, R., and Dianati, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Communications Letters
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1089-7798
ISSN (Online):1558-2558
Published Online:11 November 2011
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Communications Letters 15(12): 1307-1309
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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