Energy Harvesting in Heterogeneous Networks with Hybrid Powered Communication Systems

Ahmad Alsharoa, Abdulkadir Celik, Ahmed E. Kamal

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In this paper, we investigate an energy efficient and energy harvesting (EH) system model in heterogeneous networks (HetNets) where all base stations (BSS) are equipped to harvest energy from renewable energy sources. We consider a hybrid power supply of green (renewable) and traditional micro-grid, such that traditional micro-grid is not exploited as long as the BSS can meet their power demands from harvested and stored green energy. Therefore, our goal is to minimize the networkwide energy consumption subject to users' certain quality of service and BSS' power consumption constraints. As a result of binary BS sleeping status and user-cell association variables, proposed is formulated as a binary linear programming (BLP) problem. A green communication algorithm based on binary particle swarm optimization is implemented to solve the problem with low complexity time.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781509059355
StatePublished - Feb 12 2018

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