This study investigates the opportunities for transmission power control (TPC) protocols in resource constrained wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The paper begins by creating a generalised model to describe the relationship between transmission power, communication reliability and energy consumption. Applying this model to the performance of state-of-the art radio hardware, the maximum potential energy savings achievable through the implementation of a TPC protocol are identified. From this, previous assumptions about the limited impact of protocols and mechanisms, such as TPC, which seek to reduce the energy consumed by wireless communication activities through targeting the distance dependent term are disproven. This paper concludes by presenting guidelines on the link conditions which offer the greatest opportunities for a TPC protocol.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Automation & Computing, (University of Huddersfield, 7-8 September 2017)
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 26 Oct 2017
|23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing: Addressing Global Challenges through Automation and Computing - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 2017 → 8 Sep 2017
Conference number: 23
https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=41042 (Link to Conference Website)
|23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing
|7/09/17 → 8/09/17
|The scope of the conference covers a broad spectrum of areas with multi-disciplinary interests in the fields of automation, control engineering, computing and information systems, ranging from fundamental research to real-world applications.