A methodology for analyzing power consumption in wireless communication systems

Chibesakunda, Mwelwa K (2004)

Bibliography: leaves 85-89.


Engergy usage has become an important issue in wireless communication systems. The energy-intensive nature of wireless communication has spurred concern over how best systems can make the most use of this non-renewable resource. Research energy-efficient design of wireless communication systems show that one of its challenges is that the over-all performance of the system depends, in a coupled way, on the different submodules of the system i.e. antenna, power amplifier, modulation, error control coding, and network architecture. Network architecture implementation strategies offer protocol software implementors an opportunity of incorporating low-power strategies into the design of the network protocols used for data communication.