Energy saving through a learning framework in greener cellular radio access networks

R. Li, Z. Zhao, Xianfu Chen, H. Zhang

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Abstract

Recent works have validated the possibility of energy efficiency improvement in radio access networks (RAN), depending on dynamically turn on/off some base stations (BSs). In this paper, we extend the research over BS switching operation, matching up with traffic load variations. However, instead of depending on the predicted traffic loads, which is still quite challenging to precisely forecast, we formulate the traffic variation as a Markov decision process (MDP). Afterwards, in order to foresightedly minimize the energy consumption of RAN, we adopt the actor-critic method and design a reinforcement learning framework based BS switching operation scheme. In the end, we evaluate our proposed scheme by extensive simulations under various practical configurations and prove the feasibility of significant energy efficiency improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Globecom 2012
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages1556-1561
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-0921-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-0920-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 3 Dec 20127 Dec 2012

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period3/12/127/12/12

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Base stations
Energy conservation
Reinforcement learning
Energy utilization

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Li, R., Zhao, Z., Chen, X., & Zhang, H. (2012). Energy saving through a learning framework in greener cellular radio access networks. In Proceedings of Globecom 2012 (pp. 1556-1561). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2012.6503335
Li, R. ; Zhao, Z. ; Chen, Xianfu ; Zhang, H. / Energy saving through a learning framework in greener cellular radio access networks. Proceedings of Globecom 2012. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2012. pp. 1556-1561
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Li, R, Zhao, Z, Chen, X & Zhang, H 2012, Energy saving through a learning framework in greener cellular radio access networks. in Proceedings of Globecom 2012. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, pp. 1556-1561, IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012, Anaheim, CA, United States, 3/12/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2012.6503335

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Li R, Zhao Z, Chen X, Zhang H. Energy saving through a learning framework in greener cellular radio access networks. In Proceedings of Globecom 2012. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2012. p. 1556-1561 https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2012.6503335