Joint power-delay minimization in 4G wireless networks

Abstract : In this paper, we formulate an optimization problem that jointly minimizes the network power consumption and transmission delay in broadband wireless networks. Power saving is achieved by adjusting the operation mode of the network Base Stations (BSs) from high transmit power levels to low transmit levels or switched-off. Minimizing the transmission delay is achieved by selecting the best user association with the BSs. We study the case of a realistic Long Term Evolution (LTE) Network where the challenge is the high computational complexity necessary to obtain the optimal solution. Therefore, we propose a simulated annealing based heuristic algorithm for the power-delay minimization problem. The proposed heuristic aims to compute the transmit power level of the network BSs and associate users with these BSs in a way that jointly minimizes the total network power and the total network delay. The simulation results show that the proposed algorithm has a low computational complexity which makes it advantageous compared with the optimal scheme. Moreover, the heuristic algorithm performs close to optimally and outperforms the existing approaches in realistic 4G deployments.
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Farah Moety, Samer Lahoud, Bernard Cousin, Kinda Khawam. Joint power-delay minimization in 4G wireless networks. IFIP Wireless Days 2014, Nov 2014, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. ⟨10.1109/WD.2014.7020801⟩. ⟨hal-01130449⟩

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