Spectral Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Trade-Off in Cellular Networks Operating over kappa-mu Shadowed Fading Channels

Young Jin Chun, Simon L. Cotton, Harpreet S. Dhillon

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Unbounded growth in cellular traffic is continuing to increase network power consumption meaning that the need for energy efficient cellular network design is more critical than ever. To find the trade-off between the spectral and energy efficiency, stochastic geometry has been widely employed where the cellular nodes are considered as being distributed according to a Poisson point process (PPP). Most of the prior works using stochastic geometry commonly assumed Rayleigh fading as the de facto fading model due to its tractability and simplicity. However, the propagation environments in which emerging cellular networks will operate, are diverse in nature, constituted by many different propagation phenomena which can not be fully captured by the Rayleigh distribution. To incorporate these physical attributes into the calculation of the network performance metrics, we consider kappa-mu shadowed fading, which contains the majority of the well-known fading models as special cases. Using stochastic geometry, we evaluate the spectral efficiency and energy efficiency of a K- tier HetNet with K classes of BSs, differing in terms of the transmit power, BS density, shadowing and fading. Through numerical evaluation, we observe a trade-off relationship between the shadowing and fading parameters, spectral efficiency and energy efficiency, which provides important new insights into energy efficient network design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663554
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2018
Event87th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2018 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 03 Jun 201806 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameVehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring): Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2577-2465


Conference87th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2018


  • Composite fading
  • HetNets
  • Poisson point process
  • Stochastic geometry
  • κ-μ shadowed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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