Modulation selection from a battery power efficiency perspective

Dongliang Duan, Fengzhong Qu, Liuqing Yang, Ananthram Swami, Jose C. Principe

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In this paper, we compare the battery power efficiencies of various pulse-based modulations widely adopted for their low complexity. Taking into account circuit modules and battery imperfectness, we establish simple closed-form analytical formulas which can be used to conveniently determine the relative preference between arbitrary pulse-based modulation pairs in terms of their actual average battery energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5504590
Pages (from-to)1907-1911
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Parts of the results in this paper have been presented at IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference, Budapest, Hungary, April 5-8, 2009. This work is in part supported by Office of Naval Research under grant #N00014-07-1-0868, and Army Research Office under Contract #W911NF-07-D-0001. Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TCOMM.2010.07.080443


  • Battery power efficiency (BPE)
  • nonlinear battery model
  • pulse-based modulations


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