Mobile Networks and Management. 5th International Conference, MONAMI 2013, Cork, Ireland, September 23-25, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

An Adaptive Algorithm to Optimize the Dynamics of IEEE 802.15.4 Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-04277-0_11,
        author={Javier Hurtado-L\^{o}pez and Eduardo Casilari},
        title={An Adaptive Algorithm to Optimize the Dynamics of IEEE 802.15.4 Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. 5th International Conference, MONAMI 2013, Cork, Ireland, September 23-25, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2014},
        month={6},
        keywords={IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks optimization CSMA/CA},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-04277-0_11}
    }
    
  • Javier Hurtado-López
    Eduardo Casilari
    Year: 2014
    An Adaptive Algorithm to Optimize the Dynamics of IEEE 802.15.4 Networks
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04277-0_11
Javier Hurtado-López1,*, Eduardo Casilari1,*
  • 1: University of Malaga
*Contact email: jhurtado@uma.com, ecasilari@uma.com

Abstract

IEEE 802.15.4 standard is becoming one of the most popular technologies for the deployment of low rate Wireless Personal Area Networks with strong power constraints. In order to reduce the energy consumption, beacon-enabled networks with long network inactive periods can be employed. However, the duration of these inactivity periods, as some other configuration parameters, are conventionally set to default values and remain fixed during the whole network operation. This implies that if they are misconfigured the network will not adapt to changes in the conditions of the environment, particularly to the most determining one, i.e. the traffic load. This paper proposes a simple procedure for the dynamic adaptation of several key parameters of IEEE 802.15.4 networks. Under this procedure, the 802.15.4 parameters are modified as a function of the existing traffic conditions.