Energy efficiency in relay-assisted mmWave cellular networks

Esma Turgut, M. Cenk Gursoy

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In this paper, energy efficiency of relay-assisted millimeter wave (mmWave) cellular networks with Poisson Point Process (PPP) distributed base stations (BSs) and relay stations (RSs) is analyzed using tools from stochastic geometry. The distinguishing features of mmWave communications such as directional beamforming and having different path loss laws for line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) links are incorporated into the energy efficiency analysis. Following the description of the system model for mmWave cellular networks, coverage probabilities are computed for each link. Subsequently, average power consumption of BSs and RSs are modeled and energy efficiency is determined in terms of system parameters. Energy efficiency in the presence of beamforming alignment errors is also investigated to get insight on the performance in practical scenarios. Finally, the impact of BS and RS densities, antenna gains, main lobe beam widths, LOS interference range, and alignment errors on the energy efficiency is analyzed via numerical results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017010
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016
Event84th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Sep 18 2016Sep 21 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other84th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2016


  • Energy efficiency
  • Millimeter wave cellular networks
  • Poison point processes
  • Relay stations
  • Stochastic geometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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