Most cellular network communication strategies are focused on data traffic scenarios rather than energy balance and efficient utilization. Thus mobile users(cell phones) in hot cells may suffer from low throughput due to energy loading imbalance problem. In state-of-art cellular network technologies, relay stations extend cell coverage and enhance signal strength for mobile users. However, busy traffic makes the relay stations in hot area run out of energy quickly. In this paper, we propose an energy balancing strategy in which the mobile nodes are able to dynamically select and hand over to the relay station with the highest potential energy capacity to resume communication. Key to the strategy is that each relay station merely maintains two parameters that contains the trend of its previous energy consumption and then predicts its future quantity of energy, which is defined as the relay station's potential energy capacity. Then each mobile node can select the relay station with the highest potential energy capacity. Simulations demonstrate that our approach significantly increase the aggregate throughput and the average life time of relay stations in cellular network environment.
|Title of host publication
|2014 23rd International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks, ICCCN Proceedings
|Published - Sep 25 2014
|2014 23rd International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks, ICCCN 2014 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Aug 4 2014 → Aug 7 2014
|Proceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN
|2014 23rd International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks, ICCCN 2014
|8/4/14 → 8/7/14
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Hardware and Architecture