Power optimal routing in wireless networks

Rajit Manohar, Anna Scaglione

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

25 Scopus citations


Reducing power consumption and increasing battery life of nodes in an ad-hoc network requires an integrated power control and routing strategy. Power optimal routing selects the multi-hop links that require the minimum total power cost for data transmission under a constraint on the link quality. This paper studies optimal power routing under the constraint of a fixed end-to-end probability of error and compares the power optimal routes obtained with this criterion with those from the more commonly used fixed per hop error rate constraint. The comparison is carried out by looking at the properties of the power optimal graph, formed by the union of all the power optimal routes. The paper also provides algorithms to determine the power optimal routes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2003) - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: May 11 2003May 15 2003


Other2003 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2003)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK


  • Power Control
  • Routing
  • Sensor Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology


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