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6867 Evaluation of Battery Lifetimes using Inhomogeneous Markov Reward Models
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Cloth, L. and Haverkort, B.R.H.M. and Jongerden, M.R. (2006) Evaluation of Battery Lifetimes using Inhomogeneous Markov Reward Models. Technical Report TR-CTIT-06-58, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente, Enschede. ISSN 1381-3625

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The usage of mobile devices like cell phones, navigation
systems, or laptop computers, is limited by the lifetime of the included batteries. This lifetimes depends naturally on the rate at which energy is consumed, however, it also depends on the usage pattern of the battery. Continuous drawing of a high current results in an excessive drop of residual capacity. However, during intervals with no or very small currents, batteries do recover to a certain extend. We model this complex behaviour with an inhomogeneous Markov reward model. The state-dependent
reward rates thereby correspond to the power consumption of
the attached device and to the available charge, respectively. We develop new numerical algorithms for the computation of the distribution of the consumed energy and show how different workload patterns inuence the overall lifetime of a battery.

Item Type:Internal Report (Technical Report)
Research Group:EWI-DACS: Design and Analysis of Communication Systems
Research Program:CTIT-UBRICKS: Building Blocks for Ubiquitous Computing and Communication
Research Project:MOQS: Modeling and Analysis of QoS of Component-Based Designs
ID Code:6867
Deposited On:23 October 2006
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