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How Energy-Efficient Can a Wireless Communication System Become?
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Communication Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Communication Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7599-4367
2018 (English)In: 2018 CONFERENCE RECORD OF 52ND ASILOMAR CONFERENCE ON SIGNALS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTERS, IEEE , 2018, p. 1252-1256Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The data traffic in wireless networks is steadily growing. The long-term trend follows Coopers law, where the traffic is doubled every Two-and-a-half year, and it will likely continue for decades to come. The data transmission is tightly connected with the energy consumption in the power amplifiers, transceiver hardware, and baseband processing. The relation is captured by the energy efficiency metric, measured in bit/Joule, which describes how much energy is consumed per correctly received information hit. While the data rate is fundamentally limited by the channel capacity, there is currently no clear understanding of how energy-efficient a communication system can become. Current research papers typically present values on the order of 10Mbit/Joule, while previous network generations seem to operate at energy efficiencies on the order of 10 kbit/Joule. Is this roughly as energy-efficient future systems (5G and beyond) can become, or are we still far from the physical limits? These questions are answered in this paper. We analyze a different cases representing potential future deployment and hardware characteristics.

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IEEE , 2018. p. 1252-1256
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Conference Record of the Asilomar Conference on Signals Systems and Computers, ISSN 1058-6393
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Communication Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-158409DOI: 10.1109/ACSSC.2018.8645227ISI: 000467845100221ISBN: 978-1-5386-9218-9 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-158409DiVA, id: diva2:1332813
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52nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
Note

Funding Agencies|ELLIIT; Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF); Swedish Research Council (VR)

Available from: 2019-06-28 Created: 2019-06-28 Last updated: 2019-06-28

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