Energy conservation

Robin Kravets, Cigdem Sengul

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Energy is a limiting factor in the successful deployment of ad hoc networks since nodes are expected to have little potential for recharging their batteries. In this chapter, we investigate the energy costs of wireless communication and discuss the mechanisms used to reduce these costs for communication in ad hoc networks. We then focus on specific protocols that aim to reduce energy consumption during both active communication and idle periods in communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAd Hoc Networks
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Protocols
Number of pages43
ISBN (Print)0387226893, 9780387226897
StatePublished - 2005


  • Communication-time energy
  • energy-aware routing
  • idle-time energy
  • power control
  • power management
  • suspend/resume scheduling
  • topology control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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