An efficient energy saving mechanism for IEEE 802.16e wireless MANs

Tuan Che Chen*, Ying Yu Chen, Jyh-Cheng Chen

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This paper presents an energy conservation scheme, Maximum Unavailability Internal (MUI), to improve the energy efficiency for the Power Saving Class of Type II in IEEE 802.16e. By applying the Chinese Remainder Theorem, the proposed MUI is guaranteed to find the maximum Unavailability Interval, during which the transceiver can be powered down. The proposed MUI only dynamically adjusts one parameter defined in the standard. In addition, it is fully compatible with 802.16e standard. We also propose a new technique to reduce the computational complexity when solving the Chinese Remainder Theorem problem. Simulation and analysis have been conducted to evaluate the performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4657315
Pages (from-to)3708-3712
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2008


  • Chinese Remainder Theorem
  • Energy consumption
  • IEEE 802.16e
  • Sleep mode
  • WiMAX

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