5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

Research Article

PAN-on-Demand: Leveraging multiple radios to build self-organizing, energy-efficient PANs

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2008.3614,
        author={Manish Anand and Jason Flinn},
        title={PAN-on-Demand: Leveraging multiple radios to build self-organizing, energy-efficient PANs},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2008.3614}
    }
    
  • Manish Anand
    Jason Flinn
    Year: 2010
    PAN-on-Demand: Leveraging multiple radios to build self-organizing, energy-efficient PANs
    MOBIQUITOUS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2008.3614
Manish Anand1,*, Jason Flinn2,*
  • 1: Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto, CA.
  • 2: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
*Contact email: manish.anand@nokia.com, jflinn@eecs.umich.edu

Abstract

We present PAN-on-Demand, a self-organizing wireless personalarea network (PAN) that balances performance and energy concerns by scaling the structure of the network to match the demands of applications. PAN-on-Demand autonomously organizes co-located mobile devices with one or more commodity radios such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to form a network that enables data sharing among those devices. It improves performance and extends battery life by switching between interfaces and opportunistically exploiting available power-saving modes. When applications are actively using the network, PAN-on-Demand offers high-bandwidth, low-latency communication; when demand is light, it adapts the network structure to minimize energy usage. Our results show that PAN-on- Demand reduces the average response time of PAN activities such as MP3 playing, e-mail viewing, and photo sharing by up to 92% and extends battery life by up to 47% compared to current PAN communication strategies.