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How much energy is needed to run a wireless network?

Auer, G, Giannini, V, Desset, C, Gódor, I, Skillermark, P, Olsson, M, Imran, Muhammad, Sabella, D, Gonzalez, MJ, Blume, O and Fehske, A (2011) How much energy is needed to run a wireless network? IEEE Wireless Communications, 18 (5). pp. 40-49.

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In order to quantify the energy efficiency of a wireless network, the power consumption of the entire system needs to be captured. In this article, the necessary extensions with respect to existing performance evaluation frameworks are discussed. The most important addenda of the proposed energy efficiency evaluation framework (E3F) are a sophisticated power model for various base station types, as well as large-scale long-term traffic models. The BS power model maps the RF output power radiated at the antenna elements to the total supply power of a BS site. The proposed traffic model emulates the spatial distribution of the traffic demands over large geographical regions, including urban and rural areas, as well as temporal variations between peak and off-peak hours. Finally, the E3F is applied to quantify the energy efficiency of the downlink of a 3GPP LTE radio access network.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Auer, G
Giannini, V
Desset, C
Gódor, I
Skillermark, P
Olsson, M
Sabella, D
Gonzalez, MJ
Blume, O
Fehske, A
Date : 2011
DOI : 10.1109/MWC.2011.6056691
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Date Deposited : 12 Jul 2017 17:39
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 11:20

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