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This paper presents an energy conservation scheme, maximum unavailability interval (MUI), to improve the energy efficiency for the Power Saving Class of Type II in IEEE 802.16e. By applying the Chinese remainder theorem, the proposed MUI is guaranteed to find the maximum Unavailability Interval, during which the transceiver can be powered down. The proposed MUI only dynamically adjusts one parameter defined in the standard. In addition, it is fully compatible with 802.16e standard. We also propose a new technique to reduce the computational complexity when solving the Chinese remainder theorem problem. Simulation and analysis have been conducted to evaluate the performance.
Date of Publication: October 2008