An ultra low power medium access control protocol with the divided preamble sampling

Sangsoon Lim, Youngmin Ji, Jaejoon Cho, Sunshin An

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Abstract

This paper proposes DPS-MAC (Divided Preamble Sampling-MAC), a carrier sense Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol with ultra low power operations for wireless sensor networks. Due to battery-operated computing and sensing devices in wireless sensor networks, the development of MAC protocols that efficiently reduce power consumption is an important issue. DPS-MAC is a novel energy efficient protocol based on sampling preamble segments that have preamble offsets and next hop addresses. By using these parameters, DPS-MAC can overcome the drawbacks of long fixed preambles and overhearing in B-MAC. The divided preamble sampling technique provides not only very low power consumption when the channel is idle, but also a chance to avoid over-hearing without additional overheads compared to B-MAC. This technique makes it possible to extend the lifetime of the wireless sensor networks that contain a large number of nodes. The experiment results show that DPS-MAC protocol reduces much energy consumed by receiving compared to B-MAC and can support various features of wireless sensor networks efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Computing Systems - Third International Symposium, UCS 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages210-224
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3540462872, 9783540462873
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Event3rd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing Systems, UCS 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Oct 112006 Oct 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4239 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing Systems, UCS 2006
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period06/10/1106/10/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Lim, S., Ji, Y., Cho, J., & An, S. (2006). An ultra low power medium access control protocol with the divided preamble sampling. In Ubiquitous Computing Systems - Third International Symposium, UCS 2006, Proceedings (pp. 210-224). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4239 LNCS). Springer Verlag.