Spectral/Energy Efficiency Tradeoff of Cellular Systems with Mobile Femtocell Deployment

Fourat Haider, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Bo Ai, Harald Haas, Erol Hepsaydir

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The mobile femtocell (MFemtocell) is a new concept that has been recently proposed to be a potential wireless communication technology for next-generation cellular systems. The essence of MFemtocell lies in adopting the femtocell technology inside vehicles such as trains, buses, or private cars to provide better coverage and a good Internet experience while on the move. In this paper, we investigate the spectral and energy efficiency for the MFemtocell-Assisted network with different resource partitioning schemes. Closed-form expressions for the relationships between spectral efficiency and energy efficiency are derived for a link-level MFemtocell network. We also investigate the spectral efficiency for multiuser system-level MFemtocells with opportunistic scheduling schemes. Our analysis shows that MFemtocells can provide better spectral and energy efficiency compared with the direct transmission scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3389-3400
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number5
Early online date10 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - May 2016


  • energy efficiency
  • Mobile femtocell
  • resource partitioning schemes
  • scheduling schemes
  • spectral efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Applied Mathematics


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