Title: MRBNS: a new energy-efficient communication scheme in low power wireless networks

Authors: Ansuman Bhattacharya; Koushik Sinha; Debasish Datta; Bhabani P. Sinha

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Meghalaya, Shillong 793003, India ' Department of Computer Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA ' Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, India ' Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108, India

Abstract: A new energy-efficient communication scheme has been proposed based on a novel source coding technique along with the idea of silent communication, so that the frequencies of occurrences of different symbols in the encoded message become very asymmetric. Keeping the symbol period with the highest frequency of occurrence as silent during transmission, we achieve substantial savings of transmitter and receiver energies by using a hybrid FSK-ASK modulation/demodulation technique. We also design the corresponding protocols for transmission and reception of messages and evaluate their performances to compare with other existing techniques. Our results demonstrate that for additive white Gaussian noise in channels, on an average, the transmitter side energy is reduced by about 53%, while at the receiver side there is about 17.2% savings. Due to the savings of both transmitter and receiver energies, our proposed scheme is particularly suitable for multi-hop communication in low power wireless networks.

Keywords: energy-efficient communications; non-coherent detection; silent symbol communication; RBNS; redundant binary number system; energy efficiency; low power networks; wireless networks; source coding.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2017.083406

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2017 Vol.23 No.3, pp.155 - 169

Accepted: 03 Feb 2016
Published online: 27 Mar 2017 *

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