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NAPman: network-assisted power management for wifi devices

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NAPman: network-assisted power management for wifi devices
WiFi radios in smart-phones consume a significant amount of power when active. The 802.11 standard allows these devices to save power through an energy-conserving Power Save Mode (PSM). However, depending on the PSM implementation strategies used by the clients/Access Points (APs), we find competing background traffic results in one or more of the following negative consequences: a significant increase, up to 300%, in a client's energy consumption, a decrease in wireless network capacity due to unnecessary retransmissions, and unfairness. In this paper, we propose NAPman: Network-Assisted Power Management for WiFi devices that addresses the above issues. NAPman leverages AP virtualization and a new energy-aware fair scheduling algorithm to minimize client energy consumption and unnecessary retransmissions, while ensuring fairness among competing traffic. NAPman is incrementally deployable via software updates to the AP and does not require any changes to the 802.11 protocol or th...
Eric Rozner, Vishnu Navda, Ramachandran Ramjee, Sh
Added 02 Oct 2010
Updated 02 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where MOBISYS
Authors Eric Rozner, Vishnu Navda, Ramachandran Ramjee, Shravan K. Rayanchu
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