Design of Hybrid MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Network

  • Sankar Mukherjee
  • G. P. Biswas
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 266)


Time division multiple access (TDMA) and frequency division multiple access (FDMA) are two popular multiple access technique that used in several wireless sensor networks. Both TDMA and FDMA have their own advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we have tried to use these two together for reducing the interference of inter-cluster and intra-cluster communication. We have considered a model of sensor network where, there are some high power nodes, which are placed in a regular hexagonal pattern and some ordinary sensor nodes which are placed randomly. High power nodes will act as clusterhead. Inside the cluster sensor nodes communicate with the clusterhead. TDMA and FDMA are being used for both time slot assignment and interference reduction. The proposed system is simulated to show the throughput of the system for different numbers of nodes. It is also shown how the packet loss of the whole system varies with low load and peak load. Our proposed system also compared with the contention based system and shown the improvement over the contention based system.


TDMA FDMA Frame Cluster MAC Polling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Durgapur Institute of Advanced Technology and ManagementDurgapurIndia
  2. 2.Indian School of MinesDhanbadIndia

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