Antenna Selection Schemes for Energy Efficiency in Distributed Antenna Systems
Source: Huawei Technologies
In this paper two schemes of distributed antenna selection, Path-loss-based Antenna Selection (P-AS) and Energy-efficient Antenna Selection (E-AS), are studied for the purpose of improving energy efficiency in Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). Path loss information is exploited in P-AS, whilst the energy consumption of antenna nodes is taken into account in EAS for the Pre-coding Matrix Index (PMI) selection and resource scheduling. The performance of the two algorithms is evaluated by means of numerical simulations based on two different DAS topology models of node layouts; a homogeneous topology model where distributed directional antennas are deployed at equidistant positions on the cell edges, and a heterogeneous topology model where omni-directional antennas are positioned at the cell centers.