Energy efficient forwarding in ad-hoc wireless networks

  • US 7,020,501 B1
  • Filed: 11/30/2001
  • Issued: 03/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of conserving energy in a node in a wireless network, comprising:

  • receiving, at the node, a first powering-on schedule from another node in the network;

    selectively powering-on at least one of a transmitter and receiver based on the received first schedule;

    producing a second powering-on schedule based on the first powering-on schedule; and

    transmitting the second powering-on schedule from the node to other nodes in the network when the transmitter is in a powered-on state.

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