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

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Keywords

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

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Badic, B., O'Farrell, T., Loskot, P., & He, J. (2010). Effect of the base station antenna beam tilting on energy consumption in cellular networks. In 2010 IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC2010-Fall - Proceedings [5594153] (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/VETECF.2010.5594153