Ideas on Node Mobility Support in Schedule-based Medium Access

L.F.W. van Hoesel, A. Erman-Tüysüz, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Abstract

    Typically, medium access control (MAC) protocols for wireless sensor networks implement synchronised periodic sleeping to conserve energy. We argue that (local) synchronisation between nodes is the main cause why MAC protocols do not efficiently support node mobility e.g. nodes waste valuable energy to resynchronise. In this paper, we present ideas on mobility support in schedule-based medium access control protocols for wireless sensor networks.The resulting MAC protocol is a hybrid protocol, which combines schedule-based access with contention-based access. The rationale is that the static part of the wireless sensor network can benefit from the high delivery ratio and support for high peak loads of schedule-based access, while mobile nodes can benefit from the natural self-organization of contention-based access. We try our protocol ideas by simulation and real-live experiments.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationFourth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP-2008)
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages593-544
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3822-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2008
    Event4th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2008 - Crown Plaza Hotel, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 15 Dec 200818 Dec 2008
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number1

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2008
    Abbreviated titleISSNIP
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period15/12/0818/12/08

    Keywords

    • METIS-252080
    • EWI-13863
    • IR-62494

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