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Traffic aware data collection MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks


Vahabi, Maryam and Ghazvini, Mohammad Hossein Fotouhi and A. Rasid, Mohd Fadlee and Raja Abdullah, Raja Syamsul Azmir (2008) Traffic aware data collection MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks. International Review on Computers and Software, 3 (4). pp. 329-336. ISSN 1828-6003; ESSN: 1828-6011


In this paper, we propose a new medium access control (MAC) protocol for wireless sensor networks for periodic data collection. The proposed MAC scheme is specifically designed for wireless sensor networks which have periodic traffic with different sampling rates. In our protocol design, sink determines the time schedule for all other nodes in the network. We discuss the design of traffic aware MAC protocol and provide a comparison with the similar MAC protocols through simulation. Under different traffic generation rate, our protocol outperforms the previous one in terms of energy consumption and packet delay. Simulation results show that our protocol demonstrates up to 35% better performance than that of most recent protocol which is proposed for this kind of application, in respect of energy consumption. Comparative analysis and simulation results show that our design considerably gives a good compromise between energy efficiency and packet latency.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Praise Worthy Prize
Keywords: Medium access control; Wireless sensor network; Periodic data collection; Traffic awareness
Depositing User: Fatimah Zahrah @ Aishah Amran
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2013 03:19
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 08:34
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/17464
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