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On the Minimization of Power Consumption in Base Stations using on/off Power Amplifiers

Chatzipapas, Angelos and Alouf, Sara and Mancuso, Vincenzo (2011) On the Minimization of Power Consumption in Base Stations using on/off Power Amplifiers. In: The 1st IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (IEEE Greencom 2011), 26-29 September, 2011.

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Abstract

Using energy generated with fossil fuel causes global warming due to the greenhouse effect, which threatens our environment. One of the challenges for New Generation Networks(NGN) is then the reduction of energy consumption, in particular at the BSs (Base Stations) which use about 85% of the total network energy. We contribute to the research with a mathematical model that calculates the total power consumption of a BS and enlightens the way to minimize it. First, we analyze the power consumed at every different component of the BS. Second, based on the cost incurred in turning off the BS’s power amplifiers, we show how to decide whether it is convenient to keep the BS idle during those intervals in which no traffic has to be sent, or to turn off the amplifiers. Our model is evaluated by means of numerical examples, and shows that interesting power gain can be obtained under a large spectrum of load conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
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: Rebeca De Miguel
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 14:54
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 09:55
URI: http://eprints.networks.imdea.org/id/eprint/65

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