Optimization and Verification of the TR-MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

S. Morshed, Geert Heijenk

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    Energy-efficiency is an important requirement in the design of communication protocols for wireless sensor networks (WSN). TR-MAC is an energy-efficient medium access control (MAC) layer protocol for low power WSN that exploits transmitted-reference (TR) modulation in the physical layer. The underlying TR modulation in TR-MAC provides faster synchronization and signal acquisition without requiring channel estimation and complex rake receiver in the receiver side. TR modulation also enables multiple access for a pair of nodes using different frequency offsets. This paper introduces an explicit expression that allows the TR-MAC protocol to minimize its energy consumption, depending on the experienced traffic load. Furthermore, an implementation of the protocol in the OMNeT++ simulator with MiXiM simulation framework is introduced, and analytical results introduced in [13] are verified by simulation results obtained using the simulator.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2015, Revised Selected Papers
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-22571-5
    Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2015
    Event13th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2015 - Malaga, Spain
    Duration: 25 May 201527 May 2015
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference13th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2015
    Abbreviated titleWWIC
    Internet address


    • EWI-26321
    • TR modulation
    • TR-MAC
    • METIS-314972
    • Energy Efficiency
    • MAC Protocol
    • IR-98279
    • Energy-driven

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