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Karvonen, Heikki; Petäjäjärvi, Juha, Energy efficient communication solutions based on wake-up receivers, In: Siu, C. (Ed.) (2018). IoT and Low-Power Wireless. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Chapter 5.

Energy efficient communication solutions based on wake-up receivers

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Author: Karvonen, Heikki1; Petäjäjärvi, Juha1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communication, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: CRC Press, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-08-15


This chapter focuses on energy-efficient communication solutions that can be achieved by using an intelligent hierarchical network architecture that can be utilize in heterogeneous devices, collecting different types of sensor data from the patient’s body or environment, performing autonomous networking, and providing data for the databases of the internet of things. Wireless sensor networks (WSN) and wireless body area networks have enormous amount of possible use cases in various fields. The WSN architectures can be roughly divided into two categories: flat and hierarchical. The chapter introduces an energy efficiency comparison of wake-up receiver (WUR)- and duty-cycle radios (DCRs)-based wake-up mechanisms. The intelligent hierarchical operation is assumed for both WUR and DCR approaches, that is the lower-layer devices of the hierarchical architecture are performing continuous sensing and will wake up the higher layers when required. In the DCR approach, each layer’s low-power transceivers need to wake up and sleep according to a predefined schedule.

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ISBN: 978-1-351-25166-2
ISBN Print: 978-0-8153-6971-4
Issue: 5
Pages: 1 - 34
DOI: 10.1201/9781351251662
Host publication: IoT and low-power wireless : circuits, architectures, and techniques
Host publication editor: Siu, Christopher
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Copyright information: © 2018 CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Informa. The final publication is available at