Optimistic DRX for machine-type communications

Hui Ling Chang, Shang Lin Lu, Tsung Hui Chuang, Chia Ying Lin, Meng Hsun Tsai, Sok Ian Sou

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In Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) network, Machine Type Communications (MTC) allows machines to transfer data with almost no human intervention. In MTC, power saving is one of the most important issues. In the meantime, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) proposes Discontinuous Reception (DRX) mechanism to allow user equipments (UEs) to receive data only at specified time slots and turn off the radio module at other time slots. Unfortunately, current DRX mechanism is designed for normal usage of mobile users, not for MTC. In this paper, we proposes Optimistic DRX (ODRX) mechanism to allow more sleep periods for MTC devices. To allow more sleep periods, ODRX considers to release the RRC connection and re-establish the connection when the MTC device is paged. We propose analytical and simulation models for ODRX, and compare with the standard DRX through simulation experiments. The results show that, compared to standard DRX, significant extra power can be saved by sacrificing little extra wake up latency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479966646
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 12
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2016 May 222016 May 27

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2016


Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2016
CityKuala Lumpur

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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