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1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, telecommunications
Power control techniques for IEEE 802.11 wireless networks have already gained much attention. Such techniques are particularly attractive because they can improve various aspects of wireless network operations such as interference mitigation, spatial reuse in dense wireless deployments, topology control, and link quality enhancement. However, until recently implementing such advanced power control using off-the-shelf wireless devices was not considered possible. For example, Abdesslem et al.  stated that “many novel power control solutions cannot be efficiently implemented over existing IEEE 802.11 cards”. However, in this paper we demonstrate that power control is now feasible and can be implemented in current IEEE 802.11 cards with per-packet granularity and low power switching latency.
Kowalik, K. Bykowski, M., Keegan, B. & Davis, M. (2008) Practical issues of power control in IEEE 802.11 wireless devices. IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2008), St. Petersburg, June, 2008.