On the Effectiveness of Movement Prediction To Reduce Energy Consumption in Wireless Communication
Source: Purdue University
Node movement can be exploited to reduce the energy consumption of wireless network communication. The strategy consists in delaying communication until a mobile node moves close to its target peer node, within an application-imposed deadline. The authors evaluate the performance of various heuristics that, based on the movement history of the mobile node, estimate an optimal time (in the sense of least energy use) of communication subject to the delay constraint. They evaluate the impact of node movement model, length of movement history maintained, allowable delay, single hop versus multiple hop communication, and size of data transfer on the energy consumption.