SCPS: A self-configuring power-saving protocol for wireless ad hoc networks

Shih Chang Huang, Rong Hong Jan*, Wuu Yang

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SCPS is a novel self-configuring power-saving protocol for wireless one-hop ad hoc networks. According to IEEE 802.11 WLAN standard, a station may enter a special power-saving (PS) mode. SCPS allows all stations in the PS mode to adjust their wakeup schedules whenever a station enters or exits the PS mode. The adjustment can balance the number of wakeup stations in each beacon interval so that the contention for transmission medium and the collisions in transmission will be ameliorated, which results in more efficient energy usage. Simulation results show that SCPS successfully balances the number of stations that wake up in each beacon interval, increases the sleep ratio, and reduces the collision probability. The combined effect reduces total energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1328-1342
Number of pages15
JournalComputer Networks
Issue number6
StatePublished - 24 Apr 2008


  • Medium access control
  • Power-saving schedule
  • Self-configuration
  • Wireless ad hoc networks

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