Hi, I'm trying to model power consumption in one of my simulations for
a wireless device, does anybody know how it works? I recognize that
total power is represented as an average power for a particular
duration, i.e. a 2.5V battery rated at 1000 mAh (for example only) is
able to use 2500 mW on average for one hour until the battery dies.

Now for a wireless device, there are, I believe, three factors that impact battery power:

1) computational/processing power 2) transmission power 3) energy consumption based on the wireless technology used and the rate of transmission

Normally computational power is ignored as the majority of power used is for communication. So how is "battery drain" modeled for the other two? Is a battery depleted by both the selected transmission power for a transmission, say Pt, and the relation between energy consumption/ bit (q) and the transmission rate (R) in bit/sec (where qR is in units of energy/sec which is power)? Or is the battery only depleted by the latter, considering that the transmission rate R is a function of the transmission power?

Any clarification would be appreciated. I feel that modeling both 2) and 3) above in the "battery drain" considers transmission power twice based on the reasoning above, hence my desire for clarification.

Thank you kindly.

Now for a wireless device, there are, I believe, three factors that impact battery power:

1) computational/processing power 2) transmission power 3) energy consumption based on the wireless technology used and the rate of transmission

Normally computational power is ignored as the majority of power used is for communication. So how is "battery drain" modeled for the other two? Is a battery depleted by both the selected transmission power for a transmission, say Pt, and the relation between energy consumption/ bit (q) and the transmission rate (R) in bit/sec (where qR is in units of energy/sec which is power)? Or is the battery only depleted by the latter, considering that the transmission rate R is a function of the transmission power?

Any clarification would be appreciated. I feel that modeling both 2) and 3) above in the "battery drain" considers transmission power twice based on the reasoning above, hence my desire for clarification.

Thank you kindly.