Title: Active Mode Power Management for mobile devices
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00100792/00001
 Material Information
Title: Active Mode Power Management for mobile devices
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Loy, Richard J., 1970- ( Dissertant )
Helal, Abdelsalam A. ( Thesis advisor )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright Date: 2001
Subjects / Keywords: Application program interfaces (Computer software)   ( lcsh )
Computer and Information Science and Engineering thesis, M.S
Mobile communication systems -- Power supply   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Computer and Information Science and Engineering -- UF
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Abstract: As computer technology becomes more miniaturized and mobile, power management becomes an ever-increasing concern to users wanting freedom from conventional power supplies, yet full access to data while roaming. Mobile connectivity is fully available, but at the precious price of increased energy consumption. This increased energy consumption reduces mobility, requiring frequent, undesired recharge sessions. Current power management techniques revolve around the lower layers of the protocol stack. This approach treats all applications equally and leaves the burden of choosing the best power management settings with the user. But different applications require different levels of connectivity, and thus different energy requirements. Mobile devices such as the Personal Data Assistant (PDA), PocketPC, or mobile laptop, and the applications they support, cannot afford to all be treated equally. This thesis explores the idea of migrating power management to a much higher level - the application layer. The key is to take as much information as possible from the applications that require connectivity and allow them to directly and dynamically control applicable power management techniques. Active Mode Power Management (AM/PM) can take advantage of today's modular languages through the use of Application Protocol Interfaces (APIs). This thesis looks at the plausibility of such API-based power management software and provides benchmark-testing figures to substantiate its validity. Power usage data, from a mobile device equipped with an IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN PC card, are presented. Additionally, known obstacles and pitfalls are discussed with reference to future development in this field.
Subject: power management, mobile computing
Thesis: Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2001.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 52).
System Details: System requirements: World Wide Web browser and PDF reader.
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Statement of Responsibility: by Richard J. Loy.
General Note: Title from first page of PDF file.
General Note: Document formatted into pages; contains x, 53 p.; also contains graphics.
General Note: Vita.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00100792
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 47889976
alephbibnum - 002729353
notis - ANK7117


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