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From the January 2015 issue

SmartCut: Mitigating 3G Radio Tail Effect on Smartphones

By Guangtao Xue, Hongzi Zhu, Zhenxian Hu, Jiadi Yu, Yanmin Zhu, and Gong Zhang

featured article thumbnail3G technology has stimulated a wide variety of high-bandwidth applications on smartphones, such as video streaming and content-rich web browsing. Although having those applications mobile is quite appealing, high data rate transmission also poses huge demand for power. It has been revealed that the tail effect in 3G radio operation results in significant energy drain on smartphones. Recent fast dormancy technique can be utilized to remove tails but, without care, can degrade user experience. In this paper, we propose a novel scheme SmartCut, which effectively mitigates the tail effect of radio usage in 3G networks with little side-effect on user experience. The core idea of SmartCut is to utilize the temporal correlation of packet arrivals to predict upcoming packets, based on which unnecessary high-power-state tails of radio are cut out leveraging the Fast Dormancy mechanism. Both prototype experiment and extensive trace-driven simulation results demonstrate the efficacy of SmartCut design. On average, SmartCut can save up to 43 percent network energy while having little side-effect to user experience.

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IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) is a scholarly archival journal published monthly that focuses on the key technical issues related to Mobile Computing. It is the intent of TMC to publish mature works of research, typically those that have appeared in part in conferences.
Furthermore, it is the intent ofTMC to focus on issues at the link-layer and above in wireless communications, and to focus only on topics explicitly or plausibly related to mobile systems.
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