Improving Wireless Sensor Network Performance Using MAC Protocols

Shukur Al-Jemeli, Marwan Ihsan (2009) Improving Wireless Sensor Network Performance Using MAC Protocols. Masters thesis, UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI PETRONAS.

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Wireless sensor networks offers a wide range of applications that can be used in includes
environmental monitoring, health structural monitoring, high end applications and
security. However, WSN requires a constant power source. To operate efficiently various
proposed MAC schemes have been proposed with the aim of achieving low energy
consumption or high throughput depending on the application. This thesis proposes a
scheme that offers both low energy consumption and high network throughput to enhance
MAC protocols which are based on the theory of S-MAC protocol. The proposed scheme
utilizes two control packets (particularly SYNC and RTS) and mix there functionalities in
one control packet (shall be called SEEK) then this packet will be forwarded to the down
stream nodes in a multi-hop fashion. Then apply this method on a MAC protocol that is
based on S-MAC theory.
The simulation results show that it is feasible to achieve low energy consumption using
the proposed algorithm presented in this thesis. In conclusion, this thesis has shown that it
is feasible to manipulate the construction of control packets to achieve better operation
for a MAC protocol.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Departments / MOR / COE: Engineering > Electrical and Electronic
Depositing User: Users 5 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:44

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