Traffic Adaptive MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Network

  • Haigang Gong
  • Ming Liu
  • Yinchi Mao
  • Li-jun Chen
  • Li Xie
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3619)


In this paper, we propose TA-MAC, a traffic load adaptive Medium Access Control protocol for wireless sensor network. TA-MAC modified the contention window mechanism of S-MAC. It adjusts the initial contention window according to the current traffic load to reduce the collision probability and employs a fast backoff scheme to reduce the time for idle listening during backoff procedure, which both reduce the energy consumption. Simulation results show that TA-MAC outperforms S-MAC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haigang Gong
    • 1
  • Ming Liu
    • 1
  • Yinchi Mao
    • 1
  • Li-jun Chen
    • 1
  • Li Xie
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Department of Computer Science and TechnologyNanjing UniversityChina

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