Mobility Helps Energy Balancing in Wireless Networks

Pala Z., Bicakci K., Tavli B.

IEEE Military Communications Conference, California, United States Of America, 18 - 20 November 2013, pp.293-298 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/milcom.2013.58
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.293-298
  • Keywords: wireless networks, mobility, energy balancing, energy efficiency, linear programming, network lifetime, LIFETIME, PROTOCOLS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, we investigate the effects of mobility on the energy dissipation characteristics of wireless networks. We construct a Linear Programming (LP) framework that jointly captures data routing, mobility, and energy dissipation aspects and explore the design space by performing numerical analysis using the developed LP framework. Our results show that mobility has significant effects on the energy dissipation trends of wireless nodes. Mobility can improve the energy balancing up to a certain level, however extreme mobility may lead to a degradation in energy balancing, and thus energy efficiency of wireless networks.