Energy Efficiency Analysis of In-Building MIMO AF Communication

Héliot, F., Imran, M. A. and Tafazolli, R. (2011) Energy Efficiency Analysis of In-Building MIMO AF Communication. In: 2011 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 04-08 Jul 2011, pp. 912-917. ISBN 9781424495382 (doi:10.1109/IWCMC.2011.5982523)

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Cooperative communication is an effective approach for increasing the spectral efficiency and/or the coverage of cellular networks as well as reducing the cost of network deployment. However, it remains to be seen how energy efficient it is. In this paper, we assess the energy efficiency of the conventional Amplifyand-forward (AF) scheme in an in-building relaying scenario. This scenario simplifies the mutual information formulation of the AF system and allows us to express its channel capacity with a simple and accurate closed-form approximation. In addition, a framework for the energy efficiency analysis of AF system is introduced, which includes a power consumption model and an energy efficiency metric, i.e. the bit-per-joule capacity. This framework along with our closed-form approximation are utilized for assessing both the channel and bit-per-joule capacities of the AF system in an in-building scenario. Our results indicate that transmitting with maximum power is not energy efficient and that AF system is more energy efficient than point-to-point communication at low transmit powers and signal-to-noise ratios.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n◦247733- project EARTH.
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:12 August 2011
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 IEEE
First Published:First published in 2011 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference: 912-917
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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