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On increasing energy conservation for wireless sensor networks

Koutsakis, P.ORCID: 0000-0002-4168-0888 (2006) On increasing energy conservation for wireless sensor networks. In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC'06), 29 - 31 July 2006, Bucharest, Romania

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An efficient Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol is critical for the performance of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), especially in terms of energy consumption. In this short paper which presents our work-in-progress we discuss the efficiency of S-MAC, a well-known MAC protocol for WSNs, and propose an improvement on the protocol. Via an extensive simulation study considering the cases of both a simple linear topology and a ring topology, the performance evaluation of the enhanced protocol shows that it outperforms the original version of S-MAC in energy conservation.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2006 IEEE
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