A Power Saving Scheme for IEEE 802.15.3d THz Wireless Communication Links

Wafa Hedhly, Osama Amin, Basem Shihada, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Terahertz (THz) band spans the frequencies lying between 0.1 and 10 THz and represents the gap between millimeter waves and Infrared bands. THz will play an influential role in mitigating the spectrum resources shortage to meet the exponential growth of services and wireless devices. Standardization activities are being carried out to regulate the THz bands exploitation under the IEEE 802.15 standardization project. Despite the generous bandwidth, THz communications suffer from high pathloss and attenuation due to Molecular Absorption. As such, THz systems need to use extra power, suitable antennas, and enhanced signal processing and communication techniques to compensate for different signal attenuation sources. In this paper, we propose a new operation mode for the IEEE standard 802.15 to save the power transmission requirement while achieving the required data rate. Hence, less battery or antenna size are needed to support the same communication link quality. To this end, we optimize the power, modulation scheme, and channel allocation to minimize the total transmitted power keeping a minimum quality-of-service. Moreover, the design captures the effect of different weather conditions that are we detail their impact on the channel attenuation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-1
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
StatePublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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