TCE Lecture: Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges

Vijay K. Bhargava (University of British Columbia and President, IEEE Communications Society)
Wednesday, 18.4.2012, 11:30
Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

In this talk, we present techniques to enable green communications in future generation of wireless systems that will rely on cooperation and cognition to meet increasing demand of high data rate. So far, achieving high data rate has been the primary focus of research in cooperative and CR systems, without much consideration of energy efficiency. However, many of these techniques significantly increase system complexity and energy consumption. Escalating energy costs and environmental concerns have already created an urgent need for more energy-efficient "green" wireless communications. Therefore, we need to design energy-efficient solutions for cooperative and cognitive networks, which will potentially drive the future generation of wireless communication. We focus on several important topics that are crucial towards reducing the energy consumption of the cognitive and cooperative networks. These topics include efficient base station redesign, heterogeneous network deployment, green communications via cognitive radio, cooperative relays to deliver green communications, and energy efficient cognitive cooperative networks.

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