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Energy Savings in Wireless Mesh Networks in a Time-Variable Context

Antonio Capone(capone***at***elet.polimi.it)
Filippo Malandra(filmal2000***at***yahoo.it)
Brunilde SansÚ(brunilde.sanso***at***polymtl.ca)

Abstract: Energy consumption of communication systems is becoming a fundamental issue and, among all the sectors, wireless access networks are largely responsible for the in- crease in consumption. In addition to the access segment, wireless technologies are also gaining popularity for the back- haul infrastructure of cellular systems mainly due to their cost and easy deployment. In this context, Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN) are commonly considered the most suit- able architecture because of their versatility that allows flex- ible configurations. In this paper we combine the flexibility of WMN with the need for energy consumption reduction by presenting an optimization framework for network manage- ment that takes into account the trade off between the net- work energy needs and the daily variations of the demand. A resolution approach and a thorough discussion on the details related to WMN energy management are also presented.

Keywords: Energy savings, wireless Mesh Networks, Green networking

Category 1: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Telecommunications )

Category 2: Applications -- Science and Engineering (Other )

Category 3: Network Optimization

Citation: Unpublished, submitted to MONET

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Entry Submitted: 01/24/2011
Entry Accepted: 01/24/2011
Entry Last Modified: 01/24/2011

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