Towards Energy Efficient Mobile Communications
The rapid growth and development of wireless communication services and applications corresponds to an increase in associated energy consumption. For broadband wireless network deployment in rural areas affected by unreliability and unavailability of national grid electricity supply, energy efficiency becomes a major design criterion to be considered. In such areas, diesel powered generators are normally used as the main power source, while batteries become the most preferred source of energy to power wireless communication devices. In order to address increasing energy requirements, the authors propose an energy saving technique for Mobile Stations (MSs) operating under the wireless broadband access systems in this paper.