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Havinga, P.J.M. and Smit, G.J.M. and Bos, M. (2000) Energy efficient wireless ATM design. Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), Special issue on Wireless Mobile ATM technologies, 5 (2). pp. 147-155. ISSN 1383-469X *** ISI Impact 1,538 ***

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Energy efficiency is an important issue for mobile computers since they must rely on their batteries. We present an energy-efficient highly adaptive architecture of a network interface and novel data link layer protocol for wireless networks that provides Quality of Service (QoS) support for diverse traffic types. Due to the dynamic nature of wireless networks, adaptations are necessary to achieve energy efficiency and an acceptable quality of service. If multimedia applications want to achieve optimal performance in an efficient way, they must be aware of the characteristics of the wireless link. Simply relying on the underlying operating system software and communication protocols to transparently hide all the peculiarities of a wireless channel compromises energy consumption and achievable QoS. In our approach we apply adaptability through all layers of the protocol stack, and provide feedback to the applications. In this way the applications can adapt the data streams, and the network protocols can adapt the communication parameters.

Item Type:Article
Research Group:EWI-DIES: Distributed and Embedded Security, EWI-CAES: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems
Research Program:CTIT-UBRICKS: Building Blocks for Ubiquitous Computing and Communication
Additional Information:Imported from DIES
ID Code:977
Deposited On:12 December 2005
ISI Impact Factor:1,538
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