Cooperative transmit-power estimation in MANETs

Wang Hei Ho, Bong Jun Ko, Murtaza Zafer, Chatschik Bisdikian, Kin K. Leung

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Transmit-power estimation is an important part in power-aware designs of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs). In this paper, we consider the cooperation among multiple monitor-nodes to estimate the transmit power of other nodes. Utilizing a geometric approach, we characterize the theoretical performance of such cooperative monitoring schemes and propose transmit-power estimation techniques with different number of cooperating nodes. We introduce the novel concept of confidence region that provides a fundamental confidence level for the accuracy of the power estimation and enables the development of techniques for allocating network monitors. Finally, we present a simple, distributed cooperative estimation scheme for a large-scale wireless network and give illustrative simulation results to quantify its performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCNC 2008 - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Conference Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 31 Mar 20083 Apr 2008


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV


  • Cooperative transmit-power estimation
  • Mobile Ad-hoc Network
  • Network monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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