Medium access control with an energy-efficient algorithm for wireless sensor networks

Sang Soon Lim, Sung Ho Kim, Jae Joon Cho, Sunshin An

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Abstract

This paper proposes an enhanced B-MAC (ENBMAC), 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. B-MAC provides bidirectional interfaces such as Clear Channel Assessment (CCA), Low Power Listening (LPL) and uses an adaptive preamble sampling scheme to optimize performance and conserve energy. This reduces the amount of energy by comparing to other MAC protocols in WSNs. However, B-MAC can not achieve the overhearing avoidance. To solve this problem, we propose Node Recognition (NR) algorithm using the next hop address in MAC layer. Because this mechanism tries to handle the overhearing avoidance, ENBMAC makes it possible to extend the lifetime of the wireless sensor networks that contain a large number of nodes. The experiment results show that ENBMAC protocol reduces the energy consumed by receiving up to 90 percent comparing to B-MAC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonal Wireless Communications - IFIP TC6 11th International Conference, PWC 2006, Proceedings
EditorsPedro Cuenca, Luiz Orozco-Barbosa
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages334-343
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783540451747
ISBN (Print)3540451749, 9783540451747
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventIFIP TC6 11th International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications, PWC 2006 - Albacete, Spain
Duration: 2006 Sep 202006 Sep 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4217 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherIFIP TC6 11th International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications, PWC 2006
CountrySpain
CityAlbacete
Period06/9/2006/9/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Lim, S. S., Kim, S. H., Cho, J. J., & An, S. (2006). Medium access control with an energy-efficient algorithm for wireless sensor networks. In P. Cuenca, & L. Orozco-Barbosa (Eds.), Personal Wireless Communications - IFIP TC6 11th International Conference, PWC 2006, Proceedings (pp. 334-343). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4217 LNCS). Springer Verlag.