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Performance of Green LTE networks powered by the smart grid with time varying user density

Bibliography:

H. Ghazzai, E. Yacoub, M. -S. Alouini, and  A. Abu-Dayya, Performance of Green LTE networks powered by the smart grid with time varying user density, Proceedings IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall'2013), pp. , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 2013.

Authors:

H. Ghazzai, E. Yacoub, M. -S. Alouini, and A. Abu-Dayya

Keywords:

Green communication, procurement model, energy saving, sleeping strategy, smart grid

Year:

2013

Abstract:

In this study, we implement a green heuristic algorithm involving the base station sleeping strategy that aims to ensure energy saving for the radio access network of the 4G-LTE (Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution) mobile networks. We propose an energy procurement model that takes into consideration the existence of multiple energy providers in the smart grid power system (e.g. fossil fuel and renewable energy sources, etc.) in addition to deployed photovoltaic panels in base station sites. Moreover, the analysis is based on the dynamic time variation of daily traffic and aims to maintain the network quality of service. Our simulation results show an important contribution in the reduction of CO2 emissions that can be reached by optimal power allocation over the active base stations.

ISSN:

2013