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Flexible, Brain-Inspired Communication in Massive Wireless Networks

Department of Wireless Communications, Poznan University of Technology, 61-131 Poznan, Poland
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Sensors 2020, 20(6), 1587; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20061587
Received: 21 January 2020 / Revised: 6 March 2020 / Accepted: 9 March 2020 / Published: 12 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
In this paper, a new perspective of using flexible, brain-inspired, analog and digital wireless transmission in massive future networks, is presented. Inspired by the nervous impulses transmission mechanisms in the human brain which is highly energy efficient, we consider flexible, wireless analog and digital transmission on very short distances approached from the energy efficiency point of view. The energy efficiency metric is compared for the available transmission modes, taking the circuit power consumption model into account. In order to compare the considered systems, we assume that the transmitted data comes from analog sensors. In the case of the digital transmission scheme, the decoded data are converted back to analog form at the receiving side. Moreover, different power consumption models from the literature and the digital transmission schemes with different performance are analyzed in order to examine if, for some applications and for some channel conditions, the analog transmission can be the energy-efficient alternative of digital communication. The simulation results show that there exist some cases when the analog or simplified digital communication is more energy efficient than digital transmission with QAM modulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: brain inspiration; energy efficiency; analog and digital transmission; power consumption; massive communications; Internet of Things brain inspiration; energy efficiency; analog and digital transmission; power consumption; massive communications; Internet of Things
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