TR-MAC: an energy-efficient MAC protocol exploiting transmitted reference modulation for wireless sensor networks

S. Morshed, Geert Heijenk

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    Abstract

    The medium access control (MAC) protocol determines the energy consumption of a wireless sensor node by specifying the listening, transmitting or sleeping time. Therefore MAC protocols play an important role in minimizing the overall energy consumption in a typical wireless sensor network (WSN). Using transmitted reference (TR) modulation in the underlying physical layer opens up new possibilities and challenges to be investigated in the upper MAC layer. Hence this paper presents a new energy-efficient MAC protocol, called TR-MAC, to exploit all the benefits provided by the TR modulation in the physical layer while minimizing the drawbacks. TR-MAC enables both transmitter-driven and receiver-driven communication in the WSN, allows a pair of nodes to use individual frequency offsets for multiple access, and is capable of achieving fast synchronization in the receiver to reduce energy consumption. In short, TR-MAC is an energy-driven MAC layer communication protocol for asynchronous low data rate applications that enables nodes to adapt their duty cycle based on the available energy in the node.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, MSWiM 2014
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages21-29
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3030-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2014
    Event17th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, MSWiM 2014 - Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 21 Sep 201425 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 17

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    PublisherACM

    Conference

    Conference17th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, MSWiM 2014
    Abbreviated titleMSWiM
    CountryCanada
    CityMontreal
    Period21/09/1425/09/14

    Keywords

    • WSN
    • TR modulation
    • TR-MAC
    • Energy-driven
    • Energy Efficiency
    • MAC Protocol

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    Morshed, S., & Heijenk, G. (2014). TR-MAC: an energy-efficient MAC protocol exploiting transmitted reference modulation for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, MSWiM 2014 (pp. 21-29). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2641798.2641804