Telecommunication Systems

, Volume 57, Issue 4, pp 367–377 | Cite as

Distributed phase-shift beamforming power balancing in ad-hoc and sensor networks

  • Alexandru Mihnea Moucha
  • Viktor Cerny
  • Jan Kubr
  • Jan Janecek
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Phase-shift Beamforming Distributed antenna arrays Anisotropic antennas Power balance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandru Mihnea Moucha
    • 1
  • Viktor Cerny
    • 1
  • Jan Kubr
    • 1
  • Jan Janecek
    • 1
  1. 1.Czech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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