CS-ATMA: A Hybrid Single Channel MAC Layer Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Sonali Mishra
  • Rakesh Ranjan Swain
  • Tushar Kanta Samal
  • Manas Ranjan Kabat
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 33)


In wireless sensor network (WSN), the main problem in medium access control are sleep-awake scheduling and its overhead, idle listening, and the energy consumed in transmitting the collided packets. In this paper, we propose a new energy efficient MAC protocol which combines the mechanism of CSMA/CA along with the recently developed advertisement based time division MAC protocol. In the proposed protocol, the time frame is divided into very small slots before sending the data to its receiver. The node that wants to transmit occupies a time slot at the beginning of the time frame. The node wakes up at its own slot and sense the medium in order to find whether the channel is busy or idle. The simulation results show that the proposed protocol outperforms the existing protocols in terms of packet delivery ratio, latency and energy consumption.


Wireless sensor network MAC protocol Advertisement based MAC CSMA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonali Mishra
    • 1
  • Rakesh Ranjan Swain
    • 1
  • Tushar Kanta Samal
    • 1
  • Manas Ranjan Kabat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringVeer Surendra Sai University of TechnologyOdishaIndia

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