This paper deals with the joint planning and energy management operation of Wireless Mesh Networks. We claim that energy management should be incorporated at the planning stages to produce an effective energy-management operation. For this, we propose a mathematical framework that takes into account the trade-off of capital expenditures versus energy-related operational ones when designing the network. We also present results that put into relevance the impact of different coverage policies on energy efficiency.
Published December 2011 , 26 pages