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Cross-Layer Design of Energy Efficient Coded ARQ Systems

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Executive Summary

The energy efficient design of coded Automatic Repeat-reQuest (ARQ) systems is studied in this paper. The optimization aims to minimize the energy required for the successfully delivery of one information bit from a transmitter to a receiver. The design is performed by incorporating a wide range of practical system parameters and metrics, such as hardware power consumption, modulation, channel coding, and Frame Error Rate (FER) in the physical layer, and frame length and protocol overhead in the media access control layer. A new log-domain threshold approximation method is proposed to analytically quantify the impacts of the various system parameters on the FER, and the results are used to facilitate the system design.

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