Energy Efficient Schemes for Heterogeneous Network Based on Switching Strategy and Power Control

Chi-Min LI
Shen-Wen WANG
Pao-Jen WANG

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E99-B    No.5    pp.1216-1223
Publication Date: 2016/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2015EBP3336
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Terrestrial Wireless Communication/Broadcasting Technologies
heterogeneous network (HetNet),  cell switching strategy,  power control,  

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Given the rapid development of current wireless communication systems has led to two major challenges: energy conservation and interference avoidance. Addressing these challenges is critical for sustaining modern green communications. This paper proposes two energy-efficient schemes for a heterogeneous network environment. The schemes include a cell switching strategy and a power control technique. The proposed schemes can save energy while maintaining the service quality for users. Simulation results showed that compared with conventional schemes, the proposed schemes reduced energy consumption by up to 18% more and further enhanced the system energy efficiency by up to 22% without using any switch-off procedure.