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Green Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

Book Description

This book focuses on the emerging research topic "green (energy efficient) wireless networks" which has drawn huge attention recently from both academia and industry. This topic is highly motivated due to important environmental, financial, and quality-of-experience (QoE) considerations. Specifically, the high energy consumption of the wireless networks manifests in approximately 2% of all CO2 emissions worldwide. This book presents the authors’ visions and solutions for deployment of energy efficient (green) heterogeneous wireless communication networks. The book consists of three major parts. The first part provides an introduction to the "green networks" concept, the second part targets the green multi-homing resource allocation problem, and the third chapter presents a novel deployment of device-to-device (D2D) communications and its successful integration in Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets).

The book is novel in that it specifically targets green networking in a heterogeneous wireless medium, which represents the current and future wireless communication medium faced by the existing and next generation communication networks. The book focuses on multi-homing resource allocation, exploiting network cooperation, and integrating different and new network technologies (radio frequency and VLC), expanding the network coverage and integrating new device centric communication paradigms such as D2D Communications. Whilst the book discusses a significant research topic supported with advanced mathematical analysis, the resulting algorithms and solutions are explained and summarized in a way that is easy to follow and grasp. This book is suitable for networking and telecommunications engineers, researchers in industry and academia, as well as students and instructors.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
    1. Copyright
  3. Preface
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Dedication
  6. Part One: Introduction to Green Networks
    1. Chapter 1: Green Network Fundamentals
      1. 1.1 Introduction: Need for Green Networks
      2. 1.2 Traffic Models
      3. 1.3 Energy Efficiency and Consumption Models in Wireless Networks
      4. 1.4 Performance Trade-Offs
      5. 1.5 Summary
    2. Chapter 2: Green Network Solutions
      1. 2.1 Green Solutions and Analytical Models at Low and/or Bursty Call Traffic Loads
      2. 2.2 Green Solutions and Analytical Models at High and/or Continuous Call Traffic Loads
      3. 2.3 Green Projects and Standards
      4. 2.4 Road Ahead
      5. 2.5 Summary
  7. Part Two: Multi-homing Resource Allocation
    1. Chapter 3: Green Multi-homing Approach
      1. 3.1 Heterogeneous Wireless Medium
      2. 3.2 Green Multi-homing Resource Allocation
      3. 3.3 Challenging Issues
      4. 3.4 Summary
    2. Chapter 4: Multi-homing for a Green Downlink
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 Win–Win Cooperative Green Resource Allocation
      3. 4.3 IDC Interference-Aware Green Resource Allocation
      4. 4.4 Summary
    3. Chapter 5: Multi-homing for a Green Uplink
      1. 5.1 Introduction
      2. 5.2 Green Multi-homing Uplink Resource Allocation for Data Calls
      3. 5.3 Green Multi-homing Uplink Resource Allocation for Video Calls
      4. 5.4 Summary
    4. Chapter 6: Radio Frequency and Visible Light Communication Internetworking
      1. 6.1 Introduction
      2. 6.2 VLC Fundamentals
      3. 6.3 Green RF–VLC Internetworking
      4. 6.4 Summary
  8. Part Three: Network Management Solutions
    1. Chapter 7: Dynamic Planning in Green Networks
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 Dynamic Planning with Dense Small-Cell Deployment
      3. 7.3 Dynamic Planning with Cooperative Networking
      4. 7.4 Balanced Dynamic Planning Approach
      5. 7.5 Summary
    2. Chapter 8: Greening the Cell Edges
      1. 8.1 Introduction
      2. 8.2 Two-Tier Small-Cell-on-Edge Deployment
      3. 8.3 Energy-Aware Transmission Design
      4. 8.4 Area Spectral Efficiency of HetNets
      5. 8.5 Analytical Bounds on ASE of HetNets
      6. 8.6 Analytical Bounds on ASE over Generalized- Fading Channel
      7. 8.7 Energy Analysis of HetNets
      8. 8.8 Ecology and Economics of HetNets
      9. 8.9 Summary
      10. APPENDIX A - Simulation Parameters
      11. APPENDIX B - Proof of (8.38)
    3. Chapter 9: D2D Communications in Hierarchical HetNets
      1. 9.1 Introduction
      2. 9.2 Modelling Hierarchical Heterogeneous Networks
      3. 9.3 Spectral Efficiency Analysis
      4. 9.4 Average User Transmission Power Analysis
      5. 9.5 Backhaul Energy Analysis
      6. 9.6 Summary
      7. Appendix A
      8. Appendix B - Simulation Parameters
    4. Chapter 10: Emerging Device-Centric Communications
      1. 10.1 Introduction
      2. 10.2 Emerging Device-Centric Paradigms
      3. 10.3 Devices-to-Device Communications
      4. 10.4 Optimal Selection of Source Devices and Radio Interfaces
      5. 10.5 Optimal Packet Split among Devices
      6. 10.6 Green Analysis of Mobile Devices
      7. 10.7 Some Challenges and Future Directions
      8. 10.8 Summary
  9. References
    1. Index
  10. End User License Agreement