Jean-Pierre Ebert

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The energy efficiency of a wireless network interface is a major design issue since mobile devices are often constrained by the battery. The work presented here follows the question which parameter of a WLAN interface can be adjusted to improve energy efficiency.We measured the power consumption of a WLAN interface for various operational modes and(More)
The upcoming standard for wireless LANs DFWMAC1 developed by the IEEE2 802.11 working group consists of two parts the distributed coordination function DCF that is based on a contention scheme and the point coordination function PCF based on a contention free scheme. The DCF is CSMA/CA like access protocol with several extensions. In this paper, following a(More)
The distributed coordination function that is used as the access scheme for asynchronous traffic within the upcoming standard for wireless LANs IEEE 802.11 optionally applies the RTS/CTS message exchange to solve the ‘hidden terminal’ scenario. In this paper, following a general discussion of the mechanism and its problems, we show the effectiveness or lack(More)
This study investigates the potential of using transmission power control in wireless packet networks with differing number of hops between source and destination. Here we exploit the benefits of power control in the context of multi-hop wireless ad hoc type networks with a distributed media access control. For our investigations we choose several general(More)
In this paper we consider the problem of reducing energy consumption during the transmission phase in WLANs. We found that for a given network configuration, channel characteristics, and packet length, an optimum RF transmission power level exists which assures a minimum energy expenditure for the actually transmitted bit of information. Based on this(More)
The power consumption of a wireless NIC is a crucial issue because wireless nodes are often constrained by the battery due to strict requirements regarding weight and size. In the paper, we present power consumption measurement results of an Aironet PC4800 PCMCIA wireless interface which is based on Intersil’s PRISM I 802.11 11 MBit/s chipset. Thereby, we(More)
The distributed coordination function (DCF) in the upcoming standard for wireless LANs IEEE 802.11 is based on a CSMA/CA like access protocol. The collision avoidance part applies a rotating backoff window mechanism, that causes unequal collision probability distribution depending on the position of the selected slot within the contention window. We present(More)
Most current development strategies for future mobile systems are concerned with partial solutions only regarding the mobility-bit rate problem. In this paper the basic ideas of the Integrated Broadband Mobile System (IBMS), supporting in a unified way a variety of communication classes ranging from high mobility with low data rates towards(More)