Interference Analysis and Transmit Power Control in IEEE 802.11a/h Wireless LANs
Reducing the energy consumption by wireless communication devices is perhaps the most important issue in the widely deployed and dramatically growing IEEE 802.11 WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks). TPC (Transmit Power Control) has been recognized as one of the effective ways to achieve this goal. In this paper, the authors study the emerging 802.11a/h systems that provide a structured means to support intelligent TPC. Based on a rigorous analysis of the relationship among different radio ranges and TPC's effects on the interference, the authors present an optimal low-energy transmission strategy, called MiSer, which is deployed in the format of RTS-CTS(strong)-Data(MiSer)-Ack.