This paper proposes an energy-efficient delay-aware cooperative scheme, exploited for efficient resource management and maximum energy conservation in a 5G mobile cognitive radio network architecture. The proposed scheme is based on the comparison of the queuing delays of both the secondary nodes and the Radio Access Points, when delay sensitive transmission is requested, providing optimal TV White Spaces exploitation via a spectrum broker. The spectrum broker manages the process of the energy consumption of the 5G mobile communication systems, according to the proposed delay-aware cooperative scheme and the comparative evaluation of the queuing delays. The validity of the performance of the scheme is verified through extended simulation tests, carried out under controlled experimental conditions.
- 5G mobile networks
- Energy-efficient scheme
- Mobile cognitive radio networks
- Radio resource management
- TV White Spaces