In LTE and its evolutions, energy efficiency is a critical aspect, also in view of the dramatic traffic growth foreseen for the next years. Cell Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) techniques can be important tools to achieve the needed efficiency in the networks, and one possibility is to implement the DTX by switching off the eNB at some subframes (MBSFN subframes) and not in others (where reference signals are also transmitted). Switching schedules in LTE are made for larger periods (e.g., 40/80ms or even more). We present an algorithm that i) estimates how many resources will be needed in a period, and ii) shows how many resource blocks to activate in each subframe so as to maximize the power efficiency. The problem is formulated as an integer linear problem and solved heuristically. Numerical results show that the power saving is significant, close to the theoretical minimum at low loads, and it comes with a tolerable extra delay

Power-aware allocation of MBSFN subframes using Discontinuous Cell Transmission in LTE systems

STEA, GIOVANNI;
2013

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In LTE and its evolutions, energy efficiency is a critical aspect, also in view of the dramatic traffic growth foreseen for the next years. Cell Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) techniques can be important tools to achieve the needed efficiency in the networks, and one possibility is to implement the DTX by switching off the eNB at some subframes (MBSFN subframes) and not in others (where reference signals are also transmitted). Switching schedules in LTE are made for larger periods (e.g., 40/80ms or even more). We present an algorithm that i) estimates how many resources will be needed in a period, and ii) shows how many resource blocks to activate in each subframe so as to maximize the power efficiency. The problem is formulated as an integer linear problem and solved heuristically. Numerical results show that the power saving is significant, close to the theoretical minimum at low loads, and it comes with a tolerable extra delay
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