K-tier heterogeneous cellular networks with wireless power transfer

Abstract : In this paper, we model and analyze the downlink (DL) wireless power transfer and uplink (UL) information transmission of K-tier heterogeneous cellular networks (HCNs). Due to the densely located BSs and universal frequency reuse between all tiers in HCNs, the typical mobile terminal (MT) is allowed to harvest energy from the serving BS by direct beamforming, as well as from the other interfering BSs. Equipped with large storage battery, the typical MT utilizes the harvested energy to provide constant transmit power for the UL information transmission. Stochastic geometry is used to model and evaluate the intrinsic relationship between the energy harvested from the BSs in the DL and the information transmission performance in the UL. To well evaluate the system performance, we derive exact expressions for the maximum transmit power at MT and the UL average ergodic rate. Our results show that the UL average ergodic rate per random MT is not significantly improved by increasing the energy conversion efficiency.
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Yansha Deng, Lifeng Wang, Maged Elkashlan, Marco Di Renzo, Jinhong Yuan. K-tier heterogeneous cellular networks with wireless power transfer. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), May 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ⟨10.1109/ICC.2016.7511115⟩. ⟨hal-01880174⟩



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