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

Mehmet Fatih Tuysuz, Murat Ucan, Ramona Trestian

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-121
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Network and Computer Applications
Volume127
Early online date29 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes

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