Power-efficient operation of wireless heterogeneous networks using Smart Grids

Mingyi Hong, Hao Zhu

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider the power efficient operation of a wireless Heterogeneous Network (HetNet). Reducing the energy consumption is crucial for a successful HetNet deployment, as the increasing number of distributed base stations (BSs) leads to significant economical and environmental concerns. For traditional wireless networks, power efficiency is achieved by designing the transmit strategies in a way that minimal amount of transmit power is achieved within the BS. However, the rapid penetration of renewable energy sources as well as the recent trend of powering the HetNet using smart grids require a fresh look at the well-studied problem. Meanwhile, increasing demand for powering wireless networks also introduces additional operational concerns for the power grid. In this paper, we show how to jointly model these two systems for power efficient operation. We formulate the problem as one that jointly minimizes the power loss of the distribution network as well as the total transmit power in the HetNet. We also show that the resulting problem can be implemented in a distributed manner when the network is divided into multiple zones. Numerical results corroborate several advantageous features of the proposed joint design as compared with the existing HetNet operation method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages236-241
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479949342
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 2015
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014 - Venice, Italy
Duration: Nov 3 2014Nov 6 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period11/3/1411/6/14

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