A Low-Latency, Information-Centric Medium Access Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

L.F.W. van Hoesel, Paul J.M. Havinga, Supriyo Chatterjea

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    In this paper we present a novel TDMA-based medium access control (MAC) protocol for wireless sensor networks. Unlike conventional MAC protocols which function independently of the application, we introduce an Adaptive, Information-centric and Lightweight MAC(AI-LMAC) protocol that adapts its operation depending on the requirements of the application. We also present a completely localised data management framework that helps capture information about traf��?c patterns in the network. This information is subsequently used by AI-LMAC to modify its operation accordingly. We present preliminary results showing how the MAC protocol ef��?ciently manages the issues of fairness, latency and message buffer management.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings ProRISC 2004
    Place of PublicationNetherlands
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)90-73461-43-X
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004
    Event15th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRisc 2004 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Nov 200426 Nov 2004
    Conference number: 15


    Conference15th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRisc 2004
    Abbreviated titleProRisc


    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP5/34734
    • METIS-221719
    • EWI-15035
    • IR-59521
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems

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