Medium Access Protocol for EYES Wireless Sensor Nodes

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

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes EMACS, a medium access control (MAC) protocol designed for wireless sensor networks. In this paper we first introduce the application field of wireless sensor networks, and deduce some basic characteristics and requirements for the communication protocols. These characteristics of a wireless sensor network motivate the use of a different family of MAC protocols than currently employed for wireless (ad hoc) networks (such as IEEE 802.11 (1)), in which throughput, latency, and per node fairness, are more important. EMACS uses various novel mechanisms to reduce energy consumption from the major sources of inefficiency that we have identified. The basic mechanisms applied and combined in one protocol are: scheduled operations, collision avoidance, grouping send and receive, connection oriented, and assistance for routing

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication1st International Conference: Tales of the Disappearing Computer
    Pages-
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event1st International Conference: Tales of the Disappearing Computer - Santorini, Greece
    Duration: 1 Jun 20034 Jun 2003
    Conference number: 1

    Conference

    Conference1st International Conference: Tales of the Disappearing Computer
    CountryGreece
    CitySantorini
    Period1/06/034/06/03

    Keywords

    • METIS-215444

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    van Hoesel, L. F. W., & Havinga, P. J. M. (2003). Medium Access Protocol for EYES Wireless Sensor Nodes. In 1st International Conference: Tales of the Disappearing Computer (pp. -)