Interference and Resource Management Through Sleep Mode Selection in Heterogeneous Networks

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This paper investigates the capacity and energy consumption metrics of small-cell networks that are enabled with sleep mode (SL) functionality. A novel method is introduced to systematically and accurately identify the potential SL cells that can maximize the spectrum reuse efficiency without the need for an exhaustive search. The performance of the proposed technique is assessed and compared with the always-on approach and an optimal benchmark. The results show that the proposed method significantly outperforms the always-on system and approaches the performance of the optimal benchmark with notably reduced computational burden.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257 - 269
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number1
Early online date1 Nov 2016
StatePublished - 2017