Analysis of handoff strategies in macro-femto cells environment based on per-energy capacity

Jaime Leon, Faouzi Bader, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Placing smaller cells in a heterogeneous network can be beneficial in terms of energy because better capacities can be obtained for a given energy constraint. These type of deployments not only highlight the need for appropriate metrics to evaluate how well energy is being spent, but also raise important issues that need to be taken into account when analysing the overall use of energy. In this study, handoff strategies, bandwidth allocation and path loss calculations in different scenarios, illustrate how energy can be consumed in a more efficient way when cell size is decreased. As a result, users can experience higher capacities while spending less energy, depending whether they handoff or not, increasing the overall performance of the network. © 2012 The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2218
JournalIET Communications
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by the SPANISH NATIONAL PROJECT SOFOCLES with code TEC 2010-21100 and in part by a King Abdullah University of Science and Technology fellowship.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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