A general energy optimization model for wireless networks using configurable antennas

Song Guo, Zhuzhong Qian, Sanglu Lu

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We consider two fundamental problems of minimizing energy consumption and maximizing the lifetime of a given communication request in multi-hop wireless networks that use configurable antennas and have limited energy resources. We provide a globally optimal solution to this problem by developing a general optimization model that can apply to many antenna models including highly and moderately directional antenna types. Our numerical experiments validate our formulations and the obtained results reveal the performance behavior as a function of antenna and multicast configurations for some network examples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPPLIED COMPUTING 2010 - The 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2010 - Sierre, Switzerland
Duration: 22 Mar 201026 Mar 2010


Conference25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2010


  • configurable antenna
  • energy efficiency
  • mathematical formulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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