Wireless Networks

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 547–558 | Cite as

Exploring the intra-frame energy conservation capabilities of the horizontal simple packing algorithm in IEEE 802.16e networks: an analytical approach

  • Thomas D. LagkasEmail author
  • Panagiotis G. Sarigiannidis
  • Malamati Louta
  • Periklis Chatzimisios


The power saving capabilities of the mobile devices in broadband wireless networks constitute a challenging research topic that has attracted the attention of researchers recently, while it needs to be addressed at multiple layers. This work provides a novel analysis of the intra-frame energy conservation potentials of the IEEE 802.16e network. Specifically, the power saving capabilities of the worldwide interoperability for microwave access downlink sub-frame are thoroughly studied, employing the well-known simple packing algorithm as the mapping technique of the data requests. The accurate mathematical model, cross-validated via simulation, reveals the significant ability to conserve energy in this intra-frame fashion under different scenarios. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work providing intra-frame power-saving potentials of IEEE 802.16 networks. Additionally, this is the first study following an analytic approach.


IEEE 802.16 Downlink mapping Intra-frame power saving Sleep slots WiMAX 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas D. Lagkas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Panagiotis G. Sarigiannidis
    • 1
  • Malamati Louta
    • 1
  • Periklis Chatzimisios
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Informatics and Telecommunications EngineeringUniversity of Western MacedoniaKozaniGreece
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsAlexander TEIThessalonikiGreece

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