Designing sustainable smart connected communities using dynamic spectrum access via band selection

Vijay K. Shah, Simone Silvestri, Shameek Bhattacharjee, Sajal K. Das

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Abstract

While designing communication systems for sustainable smart connected communities (SCCs), energy efficiency is as important as quality of service (QoS). However, simultaneous achievement of both is difficult due to the varying demands posed by heterogeneous sensing modalities, lack of dedicated infrastructure in rural areas, and certain sustainability constraints. While low-power short range technologies often fail to achieve high QoS, using 3GPP technologies (LTE, LTE-A,GSM) for SCCs will eventually face spectrum scarcity and cross technology interference. While dynamic spectrum access (DSA) has been proposed to overcome policy constraints and improve spectrum scarcity by spectrum sharing, we show in this paper that harnessing DSA in the context of SCCs can achieve benefits in terms of end-to-end energy efficiency. This paper proposes a novel architecture for SCCs using a small scale DSA enabled overlay network over legacy infrastructure to improve the end-to-end energy efficiency while guaranteeing QoS. Specifically, our approach selectively exploits distinct electro-magnetic characteristics of various bands in order to intelligently match any message requirement with a suitable band, and hence determines the optimal TTL constrained energy-efficient (TcE) path that enhances the end-to-end energy efficiency and meets the TTL deadline. We formulate a constrained optimization problem and propose a dynamic programming approach for the determination of optimal TcE path for any given message. Compared to the homogeneous band approaches that opportunistically accesses channels within a predetermined band, our studies show that the band selection approach improves the energy efficiency by almost 40% while preserving the QoS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuildSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments
EditorsRasit Eskicioglu
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354769
StatePublished - Nov 8 2017
Event4th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments, BuildSys 2017 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: Nov 8 2017Nov 9 2017

Publication series

NameBuildSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference4th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments, BuildSys 2017
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period11/8/1711/9/17

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Association for Computing Machinery.

Keywords

  • Band Selection
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Energy Efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Building and Construction
  • Information Systems

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