Opportunistic Concurrency Transmission MAC Protocol Based on Geographic Location Information

  • Jianfeng Wang
  • Dongjia Zhang
  • Haomin Zhan
  • Zhen Cao
  • Hongbin WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 901)


In the wireless sensor networks, the wireless resources are very limited. In the design of the MAC protocols, how to make full use of the limited channel resources to complete more data communications must be considered as much as possible. In this paper, in view of the shortcomings of the OPC method on decisions of parallel communications, an opportunistic concurrency transmission MAC protocol based on geographic location information (OPCLI-MAC) is proposed, an improved local parallel mapping table and a parallel control algorithm are proposed. The node location information is added to the mapping table. The parallel control algorithm is carried out using the distance value to deal with the problems of the parallel transmission link’s two terminals. Experiments show that the OPCLI-MAC protocol reduces the interference of the newly launched parallel transmission link to the ongoing data communications, optimizes the parallel transmission communication decision, improves the probability of the parallel transmissions, and improves the channel utilization.


Wireless sensor networks MAC protocol Parallel transmission Geographic location information Communication decision optimization 



This work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant (No. 61772152 and No. 61502037), the Basic Research Project (No. JCKY2016206B001, JCKY2014206C002 and JCKY2017604C010), and the Technical Foundation Project (No. JSQB2017206C002).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Institute of Marine Technology and EconomyBeijingChina
  2. 2.China Aerospace Science and Industry CorpBeijingChina
  3. 3.Beijing General Institute of Electronic EngineeringBeijingChina
  4. 4.College of Computer Science and TechnologyHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina

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