Adaptive MAC Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks for Disaster Detection

  • Anshu Katiyar
  • Jitendra Kumar
  • Pabitra Mohan Khilar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 710)


The real-time applications of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) make it as a vast area of emerging research. An energy efficient and reliable medium access control (MAC) protocol plays an important role to monitor a natural disaster such as volcano eruptions. Area of interest is to handle the emergency situation when the vibrations from earth surpass a threshold value, reliable and immediate delivery of data is required. To fulfill these dynamic scenarios, Adaptive MAC protocol (A-MAC) is used to give QoS services in normal as well as emergency situations. A-MAC protocol uses the standard IEEE 802.15.4 protocol in normal traffic, while in emergency traffic it uses IEEE 802.15.4 protocol with different backoff mechanism. In the emergency traffic, this mechanism is able to give better results as compared to standard mechanism.


IEEE 802.15.4 Adaptive MAC Variable traffic Disaster detection Energy consumption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anshu Katiyar
    • 1
  • Jitendra Kumar
    • 1
  • Pabitra Mohan Khilar
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of TechnologyRourkelaIndia

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