Per-energy capacity and handoff strategies in macro-femto cells environment

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2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops, WCNCW 2012, Page: 1-6

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León, Jaime Peña; Bader, Faouzi; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Computer Science; Co-channel and dedicated channel; Femtocell; Green communications; Handoff; Per-energy capacity
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The effect of smaller cells being placed in a heterogenous network can improve the way energy is spent in a system. Handoff strategies, bandwidth allocation and path loss calculations in different scenarios show how this is possible as the size of the cell is decreased. As a result, users can experience the same or better capacities while maximising the capacity per unit energy spent. The per-energy capacity metric is introduced as a suitable handoff strategy that considers the energy spent as an important criterion. © 2012 IEEE.