5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Power Efficient Networking Using a Novel Wake-up Radio

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246108,
        author={Stevan Marinkovic and Emanuel M.  Popovici},
        title={Power Efficient Networking Using a Novel Wake-up Radio},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={WBAN protocol wake up radio low power},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246108}
    }
    
  • Stevan Marinkovic
    Emanuel M. Popovici
    Year: 2012
    Power Efficient Networking Using a Novel Wake-up Radio
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246108
Stevan Marinkovic1,*, Emanuel M. Popovici1
  • 1: Dept. of Microelectronic Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland
*Contact email: stevanm@ue.ucc.ie

Abstract

Many protocols have been developed for the Wire- less Body Area Networks, reducing the transceivers duty cycle, and the energy consumed for the communication. But, since regu- lar transceivers use significant amount of power for idle channel listening, all of these protocols have high overhead in power consumption when sensors need to work with asynchronous events triggered from outside the network, or have long sleep modes without any operation. Therefore, we introduce a protocol that works with our ultra low power receiver to deal with these events, while the rest of the sensors can be placed into off mode. We discuss possible application of the wake up receiver (and compare it with applications that do not use it) regarding the average power consumed for communication. Results show that using our low power wake up radio has significant advantages when the sensor has long sleep times.