Transmission Power Control Techniques in Ad Hoc Networks

  • Luiz Henrique Andrade CorreiaEmail author
  • Daniel Fernandes Macedo
  • Aldri Luiz dos Santos
  • José Marcos Silva Nogueira
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Communication is usually the most energy-consuming event on mobile ad hoc networks. Hence, medium access control (MAC) protocols use techniques tomitigate energy consumption on the transmission of data. This chapter presents one such technique, which consists of adjusting the transmission power of the packets. We discuss the fundamentals of transmission power control (TPC), showing their effects in wireless communication and the requirements of TPC solutions. Next, we examine the issues associated with their implementation and show the difficulties of implementing those techniques on real hardware, based on our experience with TPC-aware MAC protocols for wireless sensor networks. We close this chapter with a glimpse of future challenges of TPC-aware MAC protocols on MANETs and WSNs.


Transmission Power Mobile Node Medium Access Control Medium Access Control Protocol Receive Signal Strength Indicator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiz Henrique Andrade Correia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniel Fernandes Macedo
  • Aldri Luiz dos Santos
  • José Marcos Silva Nogueira
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Campus Universitário – Caixa Postal 3037Lavras – Federal University of LavrasBrazil

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