Mobility-Sensitive Power Control for MBSFN Cellular Networks

TitleMobility-Sensitive Power Control for MBSFN Cellular Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBouras, C, Papazois, A, Kokkinos, V, Asimakis, K
Conference NameThe Ninth International Workshop on Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (HWISE - 2013), Barcelona, Spain
Date PublishedMarch 25 - 28
KeywordsPower Control

Cellular networks? Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast
Service (MBMS) over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN)
allows broadcasting cell signals to constructively interfere and
users to take advantage of increased bitrates compared to other
broadcasting technologies. In this paper, we present our work on
the optimization of the power control for future cellular networks
that employ MBSFN transmission scheme. We propose a novel
simulator and optimizer that can minimize the transmission
power of individual cells taking into account the changing
positions of users. In order to read descriptions of the various
scenarios, the simulator uses the eXtendable Temporal Network
Description Language (XTNDL), a language that is defined in this
paper. The optimizer?s engine can be used in conjunction with
the simulator or can be modified to read real time measurements
from a real network.