Throughput aware and green energy aware user association in heterogeneous networks

Qiang Fan, Nirwan Ansari

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Abstract

Greening information and communications technology is becoming an environmental and economic sine qua non, and has attracted much research attention. For a cellular network, base stations (BSs) incur more than 50% of the energy consumption of the whole network. Therefore, BSs can be powered by green energy to reduce its on-grid power consumption. Meanwhile, the throughput has always been a critical issue in cellular networks. Since the throughput and energy consumption mutually affect each other, saving on-grid power is at the cost of sacrificing a certain amount of throughput. In this paper, we propose a Throughput Aware and Green Energy aware user association (TAGE) scheme in heterogeneous cellular networks (HCNs) to optimize the trade-off between the throughput and on-grid power consumption. Meanwhile, we employ an energy-throughput coefficient α to control the energy-throughput tradeoff. The simulation results verify that TAGE improves the effective throughput and saves a significant amount of on-grid power for HCNs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017
EditorsMerouane Debbah, David Gesbert, Abdelhamid Mellouk
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467389990
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 28 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: May 21 2017May 25 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period5/21/175/25/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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