Power Modeling and Power Analysis for IEEE 802.15.4: a Concurrent State Machine Approach
Sami M. G.
Article in conference proceedings
802.15.4 is a recent low-rate/low-power standard for wireless personal area and sensor networks. Its simple infrastructure, intermediate range and good power performance make it a candidate for applications that require a reasonably low throughput but a very high device lifetime and power efficiency. An experimental power analysis of an 802.15.4 implementation is carried out, providing a detailed power model of the protocol based on concurrent state machines; resulting power model is then used to generate a customized simulator. The model has been validated through a set of experiments and provides good accuracy; results are discussed, considering in particular use of the model as a basis for subsequent optimizations on 802.15.4 networks.