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2014 (Vol. 7, Issue: 6)
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Performance of a Wireless Sensor Network MAC Protocol with a Variable Sleep Interval

M.K. Kirubakaran and N. Shankar Ram
Corresponding Author:  M.K. Kirubakaran 

Key words:  Duty cycling, energy efficiency, interference, medium access control, , ,
Vol. 7 , (6): 1138-1144
Submitted Accepted Published
February 11, 2013 April 22, 2013 February 15, 2014

A MAC protocol specifies how nodes in a sensor network access a shared communication channel. Medium access control protocols for wireless sensor networks are almost always designed to be energy efficient. Desired properties of such MAC protocol are: it should be distributed and contention-free. This study addresses low power MAC protocols utilize energy in efficient manner in wireless sensor networks. We are interested in the trade-off between power consumption and transmission delay, focusing on low traffic in EM-MAC. In EM-MAC, a significant proportion of the nodes may have to stay awake much longer than envisaged. We describe RRMAC protocol (Receiver-Reservation MAC protocol), a new protocol for the Collision avoidance and energy loss due to retransmissions and increase the life span of a wireless sensor networks. This study concludes with the result of simulation studies which indicate that the use of the proposed RRMAC protocol is expected to increase the life time of wireless sensor networks significantly.
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M.K. Kirubakaran and N. Shankar Ram , 2014. Performance of a Wireless Sensor Network MAC Protocol with a Variable Sleep Interval.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 7(6): 1138-1144.
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