Low Power Macrolayer for Wireless Communication
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Many current implementations of Wireless Local Area Networks (LAN) require that the receiver in the mobile unit always be on to continuously monitor the transmissions of the access point in order to know if a message will be sent to it. This greatly increases the current drain on the battery of the computer to which the receiver is attached.