Machine-to-Machine communication recently becomes a popular issue in 4G Standardization Committee, such as IEEE 802.16p and LTE-A. In an OFDMA cellular network embedded with a M2M system, the energy consumption (EC) minimization problem is formulated with the consideration of transmission and circuit energy consumed. We propose joint massive access control and resource allocation (RA) schemes, which perform machine node grouping, coordinator selection, and coordinator RA, and also determine the proper number of groups under a 2-hop transmission protocol, to minimize total EC in both flat- and frequency-selective fading channel. Numerical results show that proposed schemes can achieve sub-optimal EC.
- resource allocation