Adapted listening in wireless sensor network MAC protocol

Zhen Fu, Yuan Yang', Tae Seok Lee, Myong Soon Park

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Research activity in the area of medium-access control protocols of wireless sensor networks (WSN) has grown dramatically in the past few years. A number of MAC protocols are proposed to achieve energy efficiency upon the limitation of WSN which are usually deployed in a special environment, assigned with long-term work, and supported by limited battery. It is found that there is a trade-off between energy efficiency and transmission delay, thus duty cycle of fixed sleep/listening MAC protocols has to be adjusted carefully to achieve the best performance. Taking the challenge to design an adapted listening mechanism, A-MAC is designed to adaptively and dynamically adjust the duty listening time based on traffic load. With A-MAC, it can achieve more power efficiency in low traffic load and much less transmission latency comparing to existing MAC protocols. We simulate A-MAC, and the simulation result shows that A-MAC can significantly prolong the lifetime of network when traffic is low and reduce packet delivery latency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Intelligence and Computing - Third International Conference, UIC 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540380914, 9783540380917
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2006 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 2006 Sept 32006 Sept 6

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4159 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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