Power-Aware QoS Provisioning in OFDMA Small Cell Networks

TitlePower-Aware QoS Provisioning in OFDMA Small Cell Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBouras, C, Alexiou, A, Bikos, A
Conference NameThe 6th International Workshop on Wireless Networks and Multimedia (WNM - 2015), Liverpool, UK
Date PublishedOctober 26 - 28

Orthogonal frequency-division multiple-access (OFDMA) small-cell networks of next-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE-Advanced) standard, is perhaps a key factor to efficiently provide beneficial usage of expensive radio resources, while maintaining adequate network capacity. Network capacity is without doubt a critical resource for LTE networks. At the same time, real-time multimedia transmission requires effective quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning, as well as power admission. This paper proposes a traffic-aware OFDMA hybrid small-cell deployment for QoS provisioning and an optimal power admission control strategy for 4G cellular systems. By performing real-case scenario simulations of user-type multimedia transmission, we show that the implemented framework achieves high QoS levels of performance, increased
throughput capacity, lower delay levels and optimally adapted network traffic.