Mobile Networks and Management. 5th International Conference, MONAMI 2013, Cork, Ireland, September 23-25, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Novel Machine-to-Machine Traffic Multiplexing in LTE-A System Using Wireless In-Band Relaying

Download52 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-04277-0_12,
        author={Safdar Marwat and Yasir Zaki and Jay Chen and Andreas Timm-Giel and Carmelita G\o{}erg},
        title={A Novel Machine-to-Machine Traffic Multiplexing in LTE-A System Using Wireless In-Band Relaying},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. 5th International Conference, MONAMI 2013, Cork, Ireland, September 23-25, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2014},
        month={6},
        keywords={LTE/LTE-A Machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless in-band Relay},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-04277-0_12}
    }
    
  • Safdar Marwat
    Yasir Zaki
    Jay Chen
    Andreas Timm-Giel
    Carmelita Göerg
    Year: 2014
    A Novel Machine-to-Machine Traffic Multiplexing in LTE-A System Using Wireless In-Band Relaying
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04277-0_12
Safdar Marwat1,*, Yasir Zaki2,*, Jay Chen2,*, Andreas Timm-Giel3,*, Carmelita Göerg1,*
  • 1: University of Bremen
  • 2: New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
  • 3: Hamburg University of Technology
*Contact email: safdar@comnets.uni-bremen.de, yasir.zaki@nyu.edu, jay.chen@nyu.edu, timm-giel@tuhh.de, cg@comnets.uni-bremen.de

Abstract

In Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) several new features have been added to deal with the ever-increasing demands for higher data rates and spectral efficiency. One of the key features that the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has introduced is the Relay Node (RN), a low power low cost device used to increase the spectral efficiency, especially at the cell edge. In this paper, we propose to use RNs to address a challenging new problem emerging on the horizon: the expected tsunami of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) traffic in cellular and mobile networks (in LTE, and LTE-A). By taking advantage of RN’s low cost, low power, and small size we outline the challenges of and one possible design for using RNs to integrate M2M traffic in LTE-A. To the best of our knowledge, this is a novel idea that has not yet been proposed and may give RNs more longevity and therefore greater value.