Title: A power management solution for Bluetooth low energy in smart homes of internet of things

Authors: Mario Collotta; Giovanni Pau

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Kore University of Enna, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy ' Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Kore University of Enna, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy

Abstract: The internet of things (IoT) enabled home automation to become more and more popular. A goal of IoT is to make homes smarter, also thanks to the use of wireless technologies. Bluetooth low energy (BLE) has a high potential in becoming an important technology for the IoT in low power, low cost, small devices. In fact, there is a main requirement that make a wireless protocol ideal for use in the IoT, that is the energy efficiency. To this end, this paper proposes a fuzzy-based solution that determines the sleeping time of field devices, in a home automation wireless network based on BLE, in order to improve its energy efficiency. The proposed solution determines the sleeping time of field devices according to the battery level and to the ratio of throughput to workload (Th/Wl).

Keywords: power consumption; fuzzy logic controllers; FLC; FLC; Bluetooth low energy; BLE; internet of things; IoT; fuzzy control; smart homes; energy efficiency; home automation; wireless networks; sleeping time; field devices; battery levels; throughput; workload.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2016.079544

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2016 Vol.9 No.2/3, pp.53 - 61

Received: 30 Sep 2015
Accepted: 26 Mar 2016

Published online: 29 Sep 2016 *

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