Energy efficiency analysis of TCP with burst transmission over a wireless LAN

Masafumi Hashimoto, Go Hasegawa, Masayuki Murata

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Abstract

A common strategy for energy saving for wireless network devices is to stay in sleep mode for as long as possible when no data is being transmitted or received. The timings of packet transmission and reception are not determined only by the behavior at the physical and the data link layers; they strongly depend on the behavior of the transport-layer protocols used by upper-layer applications. For effective energy saving, therefore, it is important to understand the relationships between the behavior of the transport-layer protocols and energy efficiency. One effective method for lengthening the idle interval is by transmitting and receiving multiple packets in groups, which is called burst transmission. In this paper, we analyze the energy consumption of TCP data transfer with burst transmission over a wireless LAN. By comparing the energy consumption with and without burst transmission, we show that burst transmission can reduce the energy consumption in TCP data transfer by approximately 60 %. We also discuss which part of wireless LAN devices should be improved for effective energy saving.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2011
Pages292-297
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 26
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2011 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 2011 Oct 122011 Oct 14

Publication series

Name11th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2011

Conference

Conference11th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2011
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period11/10/1211/10/14

Keywords

  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • energy consumption model
  • energy efficiency
  • wireless LAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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