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Efficient Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks

Koutsakis, P.ORCID: 0000-0002-4168-0888 and Papadakis, H. (2006) Efficient Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks. In: 2006 1st International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing, 16 - 18 January 2006, Phuket, Thailand pp. 1-5.

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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 work 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 complicated tree topology used for structural health monitoring, 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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