A real-time power monitoring and energy-efficient network/interface selection tool for android smartphones

Tuysuz, Mehmet Fatih, Ucan, Murat and Trestian, Ramona (2019) A real-time power monitoring and energy-efficient network/interface selection tool for android smartphones. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 127. pp. 107-121. ISSN 1084-8045

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Energy efficiency in wireless and cellular networks has become one of the most important concerns for both academia and industry due to battery dependence of mobile devices. In this regard, Wireless Network Interface Cards (WNICs) of mobile devices have to be taken into account carefully as they consume an important chunk of the system's total energy. In this paper, we propose a real-time network power consumption profiler and an energy-aware network/interface selection tool for Android-based smartphones. The tool has been freely released on the Android Play Store. The proposed solution reports the power consumption levels of different network interfaces (Wi-Fi and Cellular) by making use of actual packet measurements and precise computations, and enables the devices to handover horizontally/vertically in order to improve the energy efficiency. In this context, widespread analyses have been executed to show the accuracy of the proposed tool. The results demonstrate that the proposed tool is very accurate for any type of IEEE 802.11 wireless or cellular stations, regardless of having different amount of channel utilization, transmission rates, signal strengths or traffic types.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy-efficient network/interface selection, Android, Wireless & cellular networks
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G600 Software Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 12:13
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 13:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44423

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