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A Coalitional Model Predictive Control for the Energy Efficiency of Next-Generation Cellular Networks

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Department of Systems and Automation Engineering, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería, Universidad de Sevilla, 41092 Seville, Spain
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Department of Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Antioquia, 050010 Medellín, Colombia
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Energies 2020, 13(24), 6546; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13246546
Received: 11 November 2020 / Revised: 6 December 2020 / Accepted: 9 December 2020 / Published: 11 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Model Predictive Control System Design and Implementation)
Next-generation cellular networks are large-scale systems composed of numerous base stations interacting with many diverse users. One of the main challenges with these networks is their high energy consumption due to the expected number of connected devices. We handle this issue with a coalitional Model Predictive Control (MPC) technique for the case of next-generation cellular networks powered by renewable energy sources. The proposed coalitional MPC approach is applied to two simulated scenarios and compared with other control methods: the traditional best-signal level mechanism, a heuristic algorithm, and decentralized and centralized MPC schemes. The success of the coalitional strategy is considered from an energy efficiency perspective, which means reducing on-grid consumption and improving network performance (e.g., number of users served and transmission rates). View Full-Text
Keywords: model predictive control; coalitional control; renewable energy; networked systems; wireless network model predictive control; coalitional control; renewable energy; networked systems; wireless network
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Masero, E.; Fletscher, L.A.; Maestre, J.M. A Coalitional Model Predictive Control for the Energy Efficiency of Next-Generation Cellular Networks. Energies 2020, 13, 6546. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13246546

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Masero E, Fletscher LA, Maestre JM. A Coalitional Model Predictive Control for the Energy Efficiency of Next-Generation Cellular Networks. Energies. 2020; 13(24):6546. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13246546

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Masero, Eva, Luis A. Fletscher, and José M. Maestre. 2020. "A Coalitional Model Predictive Control for the Energy Efficiency of Next-Generation Cellular Networks" Energies 13, no. 24: 6546. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13246546

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