Optimal Cell Clustering and Activation for Energy Saving in Load-Coupled Wireless Networks
2015 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, ISSN 1536-1276, E-ISSN 1558-2248, Vol. 14, no 11, 6150-6163 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Optimizing activation and deactivation of base station transmissions provides an instrument for improving energy efficiency in cellular networks. In this paper, we study the problem of performing cell clustering and setting the activation time of each cluster, with the objective of minimizing the sum energy, subject to a time constraint of serving the users traffic demand. Our optimization framework accounts for inter-cell interference, and, thus, the users achievable rates depend on cluster formation. We provide mathematical formulations and analysis, and prove the problems NP hardness. For problem solution, we first apply an optimization method that successively augments the set of variables under consideration, with the capability of approaching global optimum. Then, we derive a second solution algorithm to deal with the trade-off between optimality and the combinatorial nature of cluster formation. Numerical results demonstrate that our solutions achieve more than 40% energy saving over existing schemes, and that the solutions we obtain are within a few percent of deviation from global optimum.
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IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC , 2015. Vol. 14, no 11, 6150-6163 p.
Cell activation; cell clustering; energy minimization; load coupling; column generation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123331DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2015.2449295ISI: 000365046100020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123331DiVA: diva2:882181
Funding Agencies|European Union FP7 Marie Curie Project MESH-WISE ; European Union FP7 Marie Curie Project WiNDOW ; Chinese Scholarship Council; Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R); A*STAR, Singapore, through overseas Ph.D. research internship scheme; Swedish Research Council; European Union FP7 Marie Curie IOF 2015-12-142015-12-112016-04-08