Distributed phase-shift beamforming power balancing in ad-hoc and sensor networks
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Ad-hoc and sensor networks are a well-studied area which gained a lot of attention in the research in the last decades. Two of the problems of battery-powered radio devices are limited transmitter power and finite amount of energy. This paper continues the path opened by the development of a new technology for radio communication which allows cluster communication beyond the horizon of each individual transmitter and the distribution of power need among the modules forming a cluster. This in terms decreases the average power need per device and contributes to a longer lifetime of the entire network.
KeywordsPhase-shift Beamforming Distributed antenna arrays Anisotropic antennas Power balance
The research reported in this paper has been supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under the research program MSM 6840770014 and by the Grant Agency of the Czech Technical University in Prague, grant No. SGS11/158/OHK3/3T/13.
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