Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2017, Volume: 9, Issue: 43, Pages: 1-7
R. Vassoudevan* and P. Samundiswary
*Author for correspondence
Department of Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Pondicherry University, Kalapet – 605014, Puducherry, India; [email protected]
Objectives: Fourth Generation network namely Long Term Evolution (LTE) plays a vital role in the high data rate wireless communication systems with the support of enhanced Quality of Service (QoS). However the maintenance of QoS during the transmission in LTE network highly deteriorates the endurance of User Equipment (UE) battery. Therefore, it is required to mitigate the trade-off between QoS and power savings of the battery in the LTE network which is a big challenging task. Methods: In this paper, an attempt has been made to develop a new approach namely On-Timer to Short Cycle (OTSC) ratio based Discontinuous reception (DRX) mechanism for LTE network to minimize the packet loss ratio with optimal power consumption. This approach also extends the battery power endurance during the execution of high data rate applications. Further, the performance analysis is made on packet loss ratios with an influence of delay bound violated traffic by incorporating OTSC ratio in DRX mechanism. The packet loss ratio analyses are made with various OTSC ratios for different DRX parameters. The complete analyses are done using MATLAB simulator. Findings: The simulation results portray that the packet loss ratio is reduced based on the selection of appropriate OTSC ratio, during the occurrence of delay bound violation in the traffic. The simulation results also depict that 25% of improvement in the packet loss reduction is achieved with optimal power savings compared to that of the regenerative cycle techniques. Moreover the new approach provides an insight on the proper selection of packet buffer, short cycle timer and inactivity timer values in order to improve QoS and also extend the battery endurance. Applications: This method provides an easier approach for selecting the DRX parameters to improve QoS along with better battery power endurance.
Keywords: Discontinuous Reception, Guaranteed Bit Rate, Long Term Evolution, Packet Loss Ratio, Quality of Service
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