Transmission power control in wireless ad hoc networks: Challenges, solutions, and open issues

Marwan M Krunz, Alaa Muqattash, Sung Ju Lee

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Recently, power control in mobile ad hoc networks has been the focus of extensive research. Its main objectives are to reduce the total energy consumed in packet delivery and/or increase network throughput by increasing the channel's spatial reuse. In this article we give an overview of various power control approaches that have been proposed in the literature. We discuss the factors that influence the selection of the transmission power, including the important interplay between the routing (network) and the medium access control (MAC) layers. Protocols that account for such interplay are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-14
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Network
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems

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