Energy-Efficient Coordinated Resource Allocation for the Downlink of Cellular Systems

Héliot, F., Imran, M. A. and Tafazolli, R. (2013) Energy-Efficient Coordinated Resource Allocation for the Downlink of Cellular Systems. In: 2013 Future Network Mobile Summit, Lisbon, Portugal, 03-05 Jul 2013, ISBN 9781905824373

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Energy efficiency (EE) is growing in importance as a system design criterion for power-unlimited system such as cellular systems. Equally, resource allocation is a well-known method for improving the performance of the latter. In this paper, we propose two novel coordinated resource allocation strategies for jointly optimizing the resources of three sectors/cells in an energy-efficient manner in the downlink of multi-cell/sector systems. Given that this optimization problem is non-convex, it can only be optimally solved using high complexity exhaustive search. Here, we propose two practical approaches for allocating resources in a low complexity manner. We then compare our novel approaches against other existing non-coordinated and coordinated ones in order to highlight their benefit. Our results indicate that our first approach performs the best in terms of EE but with a low level of fairness in the user rate allocation; whereas our second approach provides a good trade-off between EE and fairness. Overall, base station selection, i.e. allowing only one sector to transmit at a time, is a very energy-efficient approach when the sleeping power is considered in the base station power model.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Héliot, F., Imran, M. A., and Tafazolli, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Published Online:17 October 2013

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