Power Conservation in Wired Wireless Networks
A joint university / industry collaboration has designed a system for conserving power in LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless networks for mobile devices such as phones. The solution may be applied to any wireless technology in which all stations are wired to a backbone (e.g. it may not be applied to an 802.11 mash). This paper describes the solution method that is based on a distributed multiagent system in which one agent is associated with each and every station. Extensive simulations show that the system delivers robust performance: the computational overhead is within acceptable limits, the solution is stable in the presence of unexpected fluctuations in demand patterns, and scalability is achieved by the agents making decisions locally.
KeywordsMultiagent System Wireless Mesh Network Service Region Wireless Access Network Beam Angle
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