DCS-MAC: A Distributed Cross-Layer Communication Protocol for Directional Sensor Networks

  • Shamanth NagarajuEmail author
  • V. Sreejith
  • Nipun Sood
  • Lucy J. Gudino
  • Mehul Kasliwal
  • Rajas Kejriwal
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 926)


Employing directional antenna in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) constitute Directional Sensor Networks (DSNs) which provides potential benefits such as longer coverage range, reduced interference, diminished power requirement and spatial reusability. In this paper, we propose a Distributed Cross-layer Sectored-antenna Medium Access Control (DCS-MAC) protocol. The proposed DCS-MAC employ distributed Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) for MAC and Distributed Slow-Scan Routing (DSSR) protocol for routing purpose. The DCS-MAC eliminates the need for an exclusive neighbor discovery protocol as DSSR protocol itself serves this purpose. The performance of DCS-MAC is simulated using the Cooja simulator with directional antenna support. The simulation results reveal that DCS-MAC display reduced slot allocation delay, lower communication overhead and higher packet delivery ratio.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shamanth Nagaraju
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Sreejith
    • 1
  • Nipun Sood
    • 1
  • Lucy J. Gudino
    • 2
  • Mehul Kasliwal
    • 1
  • Rajas Kejriwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsBITS Pilani K. K. Birla Goa CampusSancoaleIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsBITS PilaniPilaniIndia

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