Energy Efficient Utilization of IEEE 802.11 Hot Spots in 3G Wireless Packet Data Networks

  • F. Ozan Akgül
  • M. Oğuz Sunay
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4217)


The third generation wireless networks and wireless local networks possess complementary characteristics. Recently, there has been significant interest in providing algorithms and specifications that enable their inter-operability. In this paper we propose a novel cross-network, cross-layer algorithm that jointly performs 3G resource allocation and ad-hoc mode WLAN routing towards effectively increasing the performance of the 3G system. The metrics used in this joint design ensures that multi-user diversity is exploited without causing user starvation in the 3G system and the WLAN assistance does not cause an unfair treatment to any of the mobiles from a battery usage point of view. Furthermore, the design attempts to select the WLAN route so that the assistance does not become a major part of the internal WLAN traffic.


Wireless Local Area Network Mobile Terminal Battery Capacity Battery Level Good Channel Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Ozan Akgül
    • 1
  • M. Oğuz Sunay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical & Electronics EngineeringKoç UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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