Cooperative Power Saving Strategies in Wireless Networks: An Agent-Based Model
Source: Aalborg University
Power consumption of mobile devices is a major subject of concern for the wireless domain. New multimedia services and advanced communication techniques such as upcoming TV-on-mobile will consume in the early future even more power. This may result in a troublesome energy trap: therefore some solutions shall be found. In this paper a novel system architecture is proposed in order to address power saving, which is neither pure cellular neither Peer-To-Peer (P2P). The authors' scheme is based on a cooperative framework that relies on the combination between a central and a short-range communication link. In this paper, the power saving technique is tested by means of an agent-based simulation model.