Enablers for Energy Efficient Wireless Networks

Auer, G. et al. (2010) Enablers for Energy Efficient Wireless Networks. In: 2010 IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC 2010-Fall), Ottawa, Canada, 06-09 Sep 2010, ISBN 9781424435739 (doi:10.1109/VETECF.2010.5594386)

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Mobile communications are increasingly contributing to global energy consumption. The EARTH (Energy Aware Radio and neTworking tecHnologies) project tackles the important issue of reducing CO2 emissions by enhancing the energy efficiency of cellular mobile networks. EARTH is a holistic approach to develop a new generation of energy efficient products, components, deployment strategies and energy-aware network management solutions. In this paper the holistic EARTH approach to energy efficient mobile communication systems is introduced. Performance metrics are studied so to assess the theoretical bounds of energy efficiency and the practical achievable limits. Moreover, various deployment strategies focusing on their potential to reduce energy consumption are studied, whilst providing uncompromised coverage and user experience. This includes heterogeneous networks with a sophisticated mix of different cell sizes, which may be further enhanced by energy efficient relaying and base station cooperation technologies. Finally, scenarios leveraging the capability of advanced terminals to operate on multiple radio access technologies (RAT) are discussed with respect to their energy savings potential.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:The work leading to this paper has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement n◦ 247733 — project EARTH.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Auer, G., Godor, I., Hevizi, L., Imran, M.A., Malmodin, J., Fazekas, P., Biczok, G., Holtkamp, H., Zeller, D., Blume, O., and Tafazolli, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Published Online:04 October 2010

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