1st International ICST Workshop on Advanced Sensor Integration Technology

Research Article

An Energy-Efficient, Application-Oriented Control Algorithm for MAC Protocols in WSN

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_55,
        author={Deliang Li and Fei Peng and Depei Qian},
        title={An Energy-Efficient, Application-Oriented Control Algorithm for MAC Protocols in WSN},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Advanced Sensor Integration Technology},
        proceedings_a={ASIT},
        year={2012},
        month={7},
        keywords={MAC tradeoff collisions control packets multi-applications traffic load QoS packet loss},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_55}
    }
    
  • Deliang Li
    Fei Peng
    Depei Qian
    Year: 2012
    An Energy-Efficient, Application-Oriented Control Algorithm for MAC Protocols in WSN
    ASIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_55
Deliang Li1,*, Fei Peng1,*, Depei Qian1,*
  • 1: Beihang University
*Contact email: busyterm@yahoo.com, pengfeius@gmail.com, depeiq@buaa.edu.cn

Abstract

Energy efficiency has been a main concern in wireless sensor networks where Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol plays an important role. However, current MAC protocols designed for energy saving have seldom considered multiple applications coexisting in WSN with variation of traffic load dynamics and different QoS requirements. In this paper, we propose an adaptive control algorithm at MAC layer to promote energy efficiency. We focus on the tradeoff relation between collisions and control overhead as a reflection of traffic load and propose to balance the tradeoff under the constraints of QoS options. We integrate the algorithm into S-MAC and verify it through NS-2 platform. The results demonstrate the algorithm achieves observable improvement in energy performance while meeting QoS requirement for different coexisting applications in comparison with S-MAC.