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Wireless Backhauling for Energy Harvesting Ultra-Dense Networks

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 29th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1807-1812
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-6009-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-6010-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

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ISSN (Electronic)2166-9589

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Due to non-negligible amount of energy consumption of state-of-the-art small cells at idle mode, energy efficiency of the overall network may decrease with densification. Therefore, energy efficiency in ultra-dense networks (UDNs) is one of the key challenges for mobile network operators (MNOs) to reduce their operative expenditure (OPEX), and to mitigate the carbon footprint. Low-power and low-cost dense networks are vital to extend next generation cellular network functionalities by improving network capacity in hotspot areas, and to deploy networks in short time periods. In energy harvesting networks, access points (APs) may perform both backhaul and access link data communication, simultaneously, removing UDN dependency on optical distribution network and electrical grid. In this paper, different power modes and essential signaling for operation of such APs are introduced, aiming to reduce energy consumption of UDNs by integrating energy harvesters into APs, equipped with wireless backhaul.

Keywords

  • Energy consumption, Batteries, Switches, Energy harvesting, Cellular networks, Wireless networks, energy efficiency, energy harvesting, backhaul, UDN

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