TITLE

Energy Efficiency of Adaptive-Rate Medium Access Control Protocols for Sensor Networks

AUTHOR(S)
Hasanizadeh, Rooholah; Zokaei, Saadan
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Enformatika;2006, Vol. 13, p288
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Energy efficient protocol design is the aim of current researches in the area of sensor networks where limited power resources impose energy conservation considerations. In this paper we care for Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols and after an extensive literature review, two adaptive schemes are discussed. Of them, adaptive-rate MACs which were introduced for throughput enhancement show the potency to save energy, even more than adaptive-power schemes. Then we propose an allocation algorithm for getting accurate and reliable results. Through a simulation study we validated our claim and showed the power saving of adaptive-rate protocols.
ACCESSION #
21931474

 

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