Effect of the base station antenna beam tilting on energy consumption in cellular networks

B. Badic, T. O'Farrell, P. Loskot, J. He

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    Abstract

    The objective of this paper is to combine the antenna downtilt selection with the cell size selection in order to reduce the overall radio frequency (RF) transmission power in the homogeneous High-Speed Packet Downlink (HSDPA) cellular radio access network (RAN). The analysis is based on the concept of small cells deployment. The energy consumption ratio (ECR) and the energy reduction gain (ERG) of the cellular RAN are calculated for different antenna tilts when the cell size is being reduced for a given user density and service area. The results have shown that a suitable antenna tilt and the RF power setting can achieve an overall energy reduction of up to 82.56%. Equally, our results demonstrate that a small cell deployment can considerably reduce the overall energy consumption of a cellular network.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2010 IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC2010-Fall - Proceedings
    PublisherIEEE
    ISBN (Print)9781424435746
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event2010 IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC2010-Fall - Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Duration: 6 Sep 20109 Sep 2010

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
    ISSN (Print)1550-2252

    Conference

    Conference2010 IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC2010-Fall
    CountryCanada
    CityOttawa, ON
    Period6/09/109/09/10

    Keywords

    • Antennas
    • Radio access networks
    • Computer architecture
    • Energy consumption
    • Microprocessors
    • Quality of service
    • Throughput

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