Multi-channel Support for Dense Wireless Sensor Networking

O. Durmaz, S.O. Dulman, P.G. Jansen

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    Currently, most wireless sensor network applications assume the presence of single-channel Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols. When sensor nodes are densely deployed, single-channel MAC protocols may be inadequate due to the higher demand for the limited bandwidth. To overcome this drawback, we propose multiple channel support for improving the performance. Our method allows the nodes to utilize new frequency channels which results in the significant increase on the number of nodes that are granted access to the wireless medium. The method requires only one half-duplex transceiver per node, which is capable of sending and receiving over distinguished frequency channels. Simulation results show that, method successfully utilizes multiple channels and increases the performance proportional to the number of available frequencies for an example single-channel MAC protocol, LMAC.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the First European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2006
    EditorsPaul J.M. Havinga, P.J.M. Havinga, M.E.M. Lijding, N. Meratnia, Nirvana Meratnia, M. Wegdam
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-47842-3
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
    Event1st European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2006 - Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Oct 200627 Oct 2006
    Conference number: 1

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


    Conference1st European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2006
    Abbreviated titleEuroSSC


    • EWI-7012
    • METIS-237437
    • IR-66387
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems

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