A summary of the complex behaviour from simple power conserving protocols

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Greenhalgh, Adam; Hailes, Stephen (Dept. of Computer Science, University College London, London, UK)

In this paper we examine the complex behaviour that emerges from the implementation of an energy-aware system using a simple transmission power control algorithm that exploits overheard MAC-level information to reduce a device’s energy consumption. We evaluate this simple algorithm using two radio systems and show that, in spite of the complexity, energy savings can be obtained using a scheme that takes advantage of overheard information.