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Energy efficient MAC protocols for wireless sensor network: a survey

Energy efficient MAC protocols for wireless sensor network: a survey

Chukwuka, Eleazar and Arshad, Kamran (2013) Energy efficient MAC protocols for wireless sensor network: a survey. International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks, 5 (4). pp. 75-89. (doi:10.5121/ijwmn.2013.5406)

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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is an attractive choice for a variety of applications as no wired infrastructure is needed. Other wireless networks are not as energy constrained as WSNs, because they may be plugged into the mains supply or equipped with batteries that are rechargeable and replaceable. Among others, one of the main sources of energy depletion in WSN is communications controlled by the Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols. An extensive survey of energy efficient MAC protocols is presented in this article. We categorise WSN MAC protocols in the following categories: controlled access (CA), random access (RA), slotted protocols (SP) and hybrid protocols (HP). We further discuss how energy efficient MAC protocols have developed from fixed sleep/wake cycles through adaptive to dynamic cycles, thus becoming more responsive to traffic load variations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless sensor networks, MAC protocols, energy conservation
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Mobile & Wireless Communications Research Laboratory
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11264

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