Adaptive MAC for Bursty Traffic in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Akansha Verma
  • M. P. Singh
  • Prabhat Kumar
  • J. P. Singh
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 380)

Abstract

High throughput, low delay in message delivery, and energy-efficient operation are certain challenges that medium access control (MAC) protocol for wireless sensor network (WSN) has to meet. Traffic patterns and load of network may change during the lifetime of the network and thus the adaptability in duty cycle, wakeup interval, and reliability of transport are mandatory. This paper presents a new adaptive mechanism which is effective in changing traffic conditions, i.e., when a burst of traffic is generated from a particular region. The acknowledgments per packet level guarantees reliability, lowering the cost on retransmissions. Also the adaptive wakeup interval of a node and corresponding adaptations in the preamble length makes it more energy efficient.

Keywords

Wireless sensor networks Medium access control Duty cycling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akansha Verma
    • 1
  • M. P. Singh
    • 1
  • Prabhat Kumar
    • 1
  • J. P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.CSE DepartmentNITPatnaIndia

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