Comparing power consumptions of collaborative and non-collaborative systems

Vahid Emamian, Mostafa Kaveh

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In a collaborative wireless network, communicating nodes collaborate in routing and/or improving the quality of transmission of each other’s packets. This is especially useful when the channel between a pair of nodes (source and destination) is in a deep shadow-fading state. In this situation increasing the power level may either not resolve the problem or be too power consuming, while generating interference for other receivers on the same channel. A collaborating node, which has good propagation channels to both the source and the destination, may be used to relay the packets between them. In this paper we compare the average amounts of power consumed by nodes in a standard wireless network that uses single-hop transmission and a collaborative wireless network that uses two-hop transmission. It is shown that under certain conditions the ratio of the average power consumptions in the two networks, when N collaborating nodes on average are available for each node, can be approximated bykInN + q. The constants k and q are related to the propagation channel For a Nakagami fading channel with parameter m, k = 1/In and q = 1, while for a shadowing channel with standard deviation σdB, k = σdB / √π and q = 0.23 σdB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-126
Number of pages4
JournalConference Record of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


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