Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Radio-on-Demand Wireless LAN

  • Suhua TangEmail author
  • Zhi Liu
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_179-1



Radio-on-demand wireless LAN (WLAN) defines a WLAN where each node (a power-hungry WLAN module) wakes up to communicate under a request, that is, each node is equipped with a low-power wake-up radio (WuR), which receives a wake-up message and activates its co-located WLAN module on demand.

Historical Background

Radio-on-demand WLAN realizes the wake-up control of a WLAN module. This function becomes urgent because nowadays WLAN modules are widely embedded into mobile devices (such as smartphones) driven by batteries with limited capacity.

A WLAN module can have different states with different power consumptions, as shown in Table 1. The power relationship usually is Transmitting >  Receiving >  Idle >  Transition >  Sleep >  Power-off. Without any power-save mechanism, a WLAN module is in the continuously awake mode (Idle, Receiving, or Transmitting). Analysis of traffic statistics indicates...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Network EngineeringThe University of Electro-CommunicationsChofuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical and Systems EngineeringShizuoka UniversityHamamatsuJapan

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