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Energies 2015, 8(12), 14407-14426;

Life is Short: The Impact of Power States on Base Station Lifetime

Department of Information, Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome 00185, Italy
The original paper was presented in Chiaraviglio, L.; Listanti, M.; Lorincz, J.; Manza, E.; Santucci, M. Modeling the Impact of Power State Transitions on the Lifetime of Cellular Networks. In Proceeding of the IEEE VTC-Fall 2015, Boston, MA, USA, 6–9 September 2015.
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Received: 13 November 2015 / Revised: 24 November 2015 / Accepted: 7 December 2015 / Published: 19 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Networking)
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We study the impact of power state transitions on the lifetime of base stations (BSs) in mobile networks. In particular, we propose a model to estimate the lifetime decrease/increase as a consequence of the application of power state changes. The model takes into account both hardware (HW) parameters, which depend on the materials used to build the device, and power state parameters, that instead depend on how and when power state transitions take place. More in depth, we consider the impact of different power states when a BS is active, and one sleep mode state when a BS is powered off. When a BS reduces the power consumption, its lifetime tends to increase. However, when a BS changes the power state, its lifetime tends to be decreased. Thus, there is a tradeoff between these two effects. Our results, obtained over universal mobile telecommunication system (UMTS) and long term evolution (LTE) case studies, indicate the need of a careful management of the power state transitions in order to not deteriorate the BS lifetime, and consequently to not increase the associated reparation/replacement costs. View Full-Text
Keywords: cellular networks; lifetime analysis; operation costs; energy-lifetime trade-off cellular networks; lifetime analysis; operation costs; energy-lifetime trade-off

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