Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 799–811 | Cite as

Adaptive Resource Management Platform for Reconfigurable Networks

  • George Dimitrakopoulos
  • Klaus Moessner
  • Clemens Kloeck
  • David Grandblaise
  • Sophie Gault
  • Oriol Sallent
  • Kostas Tsagkaris
  • Panagiotis Demestichas
Article

Abstract

Users’ expectations towards technology, in terms of quality, service availability and accessibility are ever increasing. Aligned with this, the wireless world is rapidly moving towards the next generation of systems, featuring cooperating and reconfiguring capabilities for coexisting (and upcoming) Radio Access Technologies (RATs), so that to improve connectivity and reduce costs. In this respect, conventional planning and management techniques ought to be replaced by advanced schemes that consider multidimensional characteristics, increased complexity and high speeds. To this effect, means are needed capable to support scalability and to cater for advanced service features, provided to users at high rates and cost-effectively. This article provides a scheme to optimize resource management in future systems, by describing a platform that accommodates engineering mechanisms that deal with dynamic, demand driven planning and managing of spectrum and radio resources in reconfigurable networks. To do so, it first discusses the fundamentals and the approach followed in the proposed architecture and then investigates the basic functional modules. The architecture is validated through a set of use-cases that exemplify the operational applicability and efficiency in a wide range of communication scenarios.

Keywords

advanced spectrum management (ASM) dynamic network planning and management (DNPM) hybrid functional architecture for radio and spectrum resource efficiency joint radio resource management (JRRM) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Dimitrakopoulos
    • 1
  • Klaus Moessner
    • 2
  • Clemens Kloeck
    • 3
  • David Grandblaise
    • 4
  • Sophie Gault
    • 4
  • Oriol Sallent
    • 5
  • Kostas Tsagkaris
    • 1
  • Panagiotis Demestichas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PiraeusPiraeusGreece
  2. 2.The University of SurreyGuildfordUK
  3. 3.University of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  4. 4.Motorola Research LabsSaint-AubinFrance
  5. 5.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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