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Scheduled PSM for Minimizing Energy in Wireless LANs

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Scheduled PSM for Minimizing Energy in Wireless LANs
Power conservation is a general concern for mobile computing and communication. In this paper, we investigate the performance of the current 802.11 power saving mechanism (unscheduled PSM) and demonstrate that background network traffic can have a significant impact on the power consumption of mobile stations. To improve power efficiency, a scheduled PSM protocol based on time slicing is proposed in this paper. The protocol adopts the mechanism of time division, schedules the access point to deliver pending data at designated time slices, and adaptively adjusts the power state of the mobile stations. The proposed scheme is near theoretical optimal for power saving in the sense that it greatly reduces the effect of background traffic, minimizes the station idle time, and maximizes its energy utilization. Comprehensive analysis and simulations are conducted to evaluate the new protocol. Our results show that it provides significant energy saving over the unscheduled PSM, particularly in ...
Yong He, Ruixi Yuan, Xiaojun Ma, Jun Li, C. Wang
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ICNP
Authors Yong He, Ruixi Yuan, Xiaojun Ma, Jun Li, C. Wang
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