Power management for wireless adapters using multiple feedback metrics

TitlePower management for wireless adapters using multiple feedback metrics
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBouras, C, Kapoulas, V, Stamos, K, Stathopoulos, N, Tavoularis, N
Conference NameThe 10th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2014), Nicosia
Date Published4-8 August

The main focus of this work is the effort to minimize the power consumption on mobile devices such as notebooks, netbooks, tablets, tablets, smartphones, etc. by adjusting the transmission power of the wireless card, thus extending the battery life. In order to achieve that, we provide a mechanism (which we call Signal Adaptation Mechanism – SAM) that optimizes the power depending on the quality of the connection. This mechanism measures the quality of the transmission and adjusts the transmission power accordingly, by utilizing an expanded array of metrics along the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI), for more accurate estimation. It also aims at easy implementation on various wireless adapters. In order to evaluate, fine-tune and improve the mechanism, a list of experiments has been performed. These experiments were conducted on a real (as opposed to simulated) ad-hoc network, where the nodes of the networks followed varying moving patterns.