Priority-Based Hybrid MAC for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks

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This paper introduces I-MAC, a new medium access control protocol for wireless sensor networks. I-MAC targets at improving both channel utilization and energy efficiency while taking into account traffic load for each sensor node according to its role in the network. I-MAC reaches its objectives through prioritized and adaptive access to the channel. I-MAC performances obtained through simulations for different network topologies, scenarios and traffic loads show significant improvements in energy efficiency, channel utilization, loss ratio and delay compared to existing protocols.

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I. Slama, B. Jouaber and D. Zeghlache, "Priority-Based Hybrid MAC for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 2 No. 10, 2010, pp. 755-767. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2010.210091.

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