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Power savings and performance analysis in wireless networks

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This paper investigates the effects of power saving strategies on the performance of wireless local area networks (WLANs). More specifically, a power management model is formulated as an integer linear program that the network planner can use in order to achieve power savings while maintaining an acceptable quality of service (QoS), measured by the signal to interference ratio (SIR) for interference limited WLAN. Furthermore, through a network simulation implemented in NS-2, it is shown that the adaptive power saving scheme can guarantee the same average throughput as the non-adaptive counterpart, while significantly reducing the total transmitted power. Considering a realistic scenario, we show that, using the proposed power management model, one can save about 55% of the transmitted power while the SIR is increased by 6 dB thus improving the QoS. Also, using a simple experiment with two access points it is shown that, in the case of users within the overlap of the two coverage areas, the throughput remains constant when the transmit power is changed from a low value to a high value although a minor degradation of the average delay is noticed. As a conclusion, the commonly assumed fact that increasing the transmit power results in better network performance is not necessarily true and can result as shown in this paper in energy waste.
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SIR, Power Saving, QoS, WLANs, component

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Boulmalf, M, Tarik Aouam, M Ghogho, SAR Zaidi, and N Yaagoubi. 2012. “Power Savings and Performance Analysis in Wireless Networks.” In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings, 1–5. IEEE.
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Boulmalf, M., Aouam, T., Ghogho, M., Zaidi, S., & Yaagoubi, N. (2012). Power savings and performance analysis in wireless networks. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings (pp. 1–5). Presented at the 76th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), IEEE.
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Boulmalf M, Aouam T, Ghogho M, Zaidi S, Yaagoubi N. Power savings and performance analysis in wireless networks. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings. IEEE; 2012. p. 1–5.
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Boulmalf, M, Tarik Aouam, M Ghogho, et al. “Power Savings and Performance Analysis in Wireless Networks.” IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings. IEEE, 2012. 1–5. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper investigates the effects of power saving strategies on the performance of wireless local area networks (WLANs). More specifically, a power management model is formulated as an integer linear program that the network planner can use in order to achieve power savings while maintaining an acceptable quality of service (QoS), measured by the signal to interference ratio (SIR) for interference limited WLAN. Furthermore, through a network simulation implemented in NS-2, it is shown that the adaptive power saving scheme can guarantee the same average throughput as the non-adaptive counterpart, while significantly reducing the total transmitted power. Considering a realistic scenario, we show that, using the proposed power management model, one can save about 55\% of the transmitted power while the SIR is increased by 6 dB thus improving the QoS. Also, using a simple experiment with two access points it is shown that, in the case of users within the overlap of the two coverage areas, the throughput remains constant when the transmit power is changed from a low value to a high value although a minor degradation of the average delay is noticed. As a conclusion, the commonly assumed fact that increasing the transmit power results in better network performance is not necessarily true and can result as shown in this paper in energy waste.},
  author       = {Boulmalf, M and Aouam, Tarik and Ghogho, M and Zaidi, SAR and Yaagoubi, N},
  booktitle    = {IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings},
  isbn         = {9781467318792},
  issn         = {1550-2252},
  keyword      = {SIR,Power Saving,QoS,WLANs,component},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Quebec City, Canada},
  pages        = {1--5},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Power savings and performance analysis in wireless networks},
  year         = {2012},
}

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