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Simulations of beamforming performance and energy efficiency for 5G mm-wave cellular networks

Michel Matalatala Tamasala (UGent) , Margot Deruyck (UGent) , Emmeric Tanghe (UGent) , Luc Martens (UGent) and Wout Joseph (UGent)
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Beamforming is one of the key features enabled in the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communications networks to accommodate the higher throughput demanded by the users for their data-intensive applications. This paper simulates energy-efficient 5G networks with beamforming capabilities deployed on a realistic area in Ghent, Belgium to respond to the instantaneous bit rate needed by the users. Various beamforming architectures have been investigated and the results are compared with the 4G reference network. When beamforming is enabled, the results of the simulations show that under the same coverage performance, 5G networks require 15% more base stations to provide more capacity to the users and are 3 times more energy-efficient than the 4G reference network. Moreover, the hybrid beamforming architecture provides good trade-off between the higher capacity and the low-power consumption requirements and needs to be considered when designing 5G cellular networks.
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MASSIVE MIMO, DESIGN, SYSTEMS, ARRAYS, MODELS, ACCESS, 5G, millimeter wave, beamforming, coverage, power consumption, energy, efficiency, network simulation

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Matalatala Tamasala, Michel, Margot Deruyck, Emmeric Tanghe, Luc Martens, and Wout Joseph. 2018. “Simulations of Beamforming Performance and Energy Efficiency for 5G Mm-wave Cellular Networks.” In Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. New York: IEEE.
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Matalatala Tamasala, M., Deruyck, M., Tanghe, E., Martens, L., & Joseph, W. (2018). Simulations of beamforming performance and energy efficiency for 5G mm-wave cellular networks. Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. Presented at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2018), New York: IEEE.
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Matalatala Tamasala M, Deruyck M, Tanghe E, Martens L, Joseph W. Simulations of beamforming performance and energy efficiency for 5G mm-wave cellular networks. Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. New York: IEEE; 2018.
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Matalatala Tamasala, Michel, Margot Deruyck, Emmeric Tanghe, et al. “Simulations of Beamforming Performance and Energy Efficiency for 5G Mm-wave Cellular Networks.” Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. New York: IEEE, 2018. Print.
@inproceedings{8569484,
  abstract     = {Beamforming is one of the key features enabled in the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communications networks to accommodate the higher throughput demanded by the users for their data-intensive applications. This paper simulates energy-efficient 5G networks with beamforming capabilities deployed on a realistic area in Ghent, Belgium to respond to the instantaneous bit rate needed by the users. Various beamforming architectures have been investigated and the results are compared with the 4G reference network. When beamforming is enabled, the results of the simulations show that under the same coverage performance, 5G networks require 15\% more base stations to provide more capacity to the users and are 3 times more energy-efficient than the 4G reference network. Moreover, the hybrid beamforming architecture provides good trade-off between the higher capacity and the low-power consumption requirements and needs to be considered when designing 5G cellular networks.},
  author       = {Matalatala Tamasala, Michel and Deruyck, Margot and Tanghe, Emmeric and Martens, Luc and Joseph, Wout},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference},
  isbn         = {978-1-5386-1734-2},
  issn         = {1525-3511},
  keyword      = {MASSIVE MIMO,DESIGN,SYSTEMS,ARRAYS,MODELS,ACCESS,5G,millimeter wave,beamforming,coverage,power consumption,energy,efficiency,network simulation},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Barcelona, SPAIN},
  pages        = {6},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Simulations of beamforming performance and energy efficiency for 5G mm-wave cellular networks},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2018.8377212},
  year         = {2018},
}

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