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A Survey on Energy Conserving Mechanisms for the Internet of Things: Wireless Networking Aspects

Department of Electronics Engineering, Dong-A University, Busan 604-714, Korea
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Sensors 2015, 15(10), 24818-24847;
Received: 6 July 2015 / Revised: 14 September 2015 / Accepted: 16 September 2015 / Published: 25 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging key technology for future industries and everyday lives of people, where a myriad of battery operated sensors, actuators, and smart objects are connected to the Internet to provide services such as mobile healthcare, intelligent transport system, environmental monitoring, etc. Since energy efficiency is of utmost importance to these battery constrained IoT devices, IoT-related standards and research works have focused on the device energy conserving issues. This paper presents a comprehensive survey on energy conserving issues and solutions in using diverse wireless radio access technologies for IoT connectivity, e.g., the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) machine type communications, IEEE 802.11ah, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Z-Wave. We look into the literature in broad areas of standardization, academic research, and industry development, and structurally summarize the energy conserving solutions based on several technical criteria. We also propose future research directions regarding energy conserving issues in wireless networking-based IoT. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; wireless access; energy conservation Internet of Things; wireless access; energy conservation

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Abbas, Z.; Yoon, W. A Survey on Energy Conserving Mechanisms for the Internet of Things: Wireless Networking Aspects. Sensors 2015, 15, 24818-24847.

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