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Analysis of power saving with continuous connectivity

Mancuso, Vincenzo and Alouf, Sara (2012) Analysis of power saving with continuous connectivity. [Journal Articles]

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Always-on mobile users need high bandwidth channels with negligible access delay and limited power consumption. Such a continuous connectivity mode requires the management of high-speed channels, which can turn into substantial operational costs (i.e., power consumption rate) even in presence of low traffic, unless a power saving mechanism is enforced. In this paper, we analyze the impact of 3GPP-defined power saving mechanisms on the performance of users with continuous connectivity. We develop a model for packet transmission and operational costs. We model each downlink mobile user’s traffic by means of an M/G/1 queue, and the base station’s downlink traffic as an M/G/1 PS queue with multiple classes and inhomogeneous vacations. The model is validated through packet-level simulations. Our results show that consistent power saving can be achieved in the wireless access network, as high as 75% for mobiles and 55% for base stations.

Item Type: Journal Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green IT; Continuous connectivity; Power saving; Analysis
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Vincenzo Mancuso
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 09:52
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2016 10:02

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