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Johannes Blobel, "Energy Efficient Communications using Wake-Up Receivers," PhD Thesis, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), TU Berlin (TUB), March 2021. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler, Jiannong Cao and Archan Misra)


Wireless communication is the key enabler for the vision of an interconnected world. In many application scenarios like Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Internet Of Things (IoT) or Industry 4.0 battery operated nodes monitor the environment and send the collected data over a wireless link. In order to ensure a long lifetime of such systems it is essential to design such systems as energy efficient as possible. In the past years a new technique called Wake-Up Receivers (WURs) has been proposed in the literature that promises ultra-low power communication without the drawbacks of traditional, duty cycling based protocols. In this thesis the WUR concept is studied towards its applicability in different scenarios: Wildlife animal tracking with small sensors, low power Wireless LAN (WLAN) for IoT devices and a more general communication system for devices with tight energy constraints. Also a new addressing scheme is proposed which allows a more flexible use of a WUR. The findings of this thesis show how the WUR concept can be used for energy efficient communication and how it can be integrated into existing systems with little additional overhead and in a way that is compatible with legacy devices. It offers very low energy consumption without degrading the performance or increasing delays in centralized and decentralized networks.

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    author = {Blobel, Johannes},
    title = {{Energy Efficient Communications using Wake-Up Receivers}},
    advisor = {Dressler, Falko},
    institution = {School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)},
    location = {Berlin, Germany},
    month = {3},
    referee = {Dressler, Falko and Cao, Jiannong and Misra, Archan},
    school = {TU Berlin (TUB)},
    type = {PhD Thesis},
    year = {2021},

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