A self-organizing multi-channel medium access control (SMMAC) protocol for wireless sensor networks

Tsung-Ta Wu, Kae Kwong, Ivan Andonovic, Walter Michie

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Abstract

This paper proposes a novel multi-channel medium access control (MAC) protocol designed for wireless sensor networks (WSN). Although multiple channel radio communication protocols are well understood in ad hoc wireless and other radio networks, most are not applicable in WSN as sensor nodes which are constrained by low cost and a primitive physical layer.
The proposed MAC allows data transmissions take place on multiple channels simultaneously within a single or multiple overlapped radio zones. This MAC applies a light weight, two-tier handshaking algorithm permitting sensor nodes to negotiate a non-occupied channel dynamically. Experimental results show that SMMAC can improve the network performance compared with traditional single channel MAC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 second international conference in communications and networking in China
PublisherIEEE
Pages578-582
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424410088
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd International Conference on Communications and Networking in China - Shanghai, China
Duration: 22 Aug 200724 Aug 2007

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Communications and Networking in China
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period22/08/0724/08/07

Keywords

  • WSN
  • MANET
  • multiple channels
  • medium access control

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