Share This Article:

A Synchronous and Deterministic MAC Protocol for Wireless Communications on Linear Topologies

Abstract Full-Text HTML Download Download as PDF (Size:776KB) PP. 925-933
DOI: 10.4236/ijcns.2010.312126    6,219 Downloads   12,554 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

Linear topology is useful in several pervasive application scenarios. Even though a linear topology can be handled by unspecific routing algorithms over general purpose MAC protocols, better performance can be obtained by specialized techniques. This paper describes a new communication scheme called Wireless Wire (WiWi), which builds up a bidirectional wireless communication channel with deterministic properties in terms of throughput and latency over a strip of pervasive devices with short-range transmission capabilities. The system is synchronous and fault tolerant. With low cost and extremely simple devices, WiWi builds up a “wire-like” dielectric link, but its applications are not limited to end-to-end communications. For example, WiWi can be used to collect data from sensors along the path, thus acting as a virtual conveyor belt.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Cite this paper

D. Caneva and P. Montessoro, "A Synchronous and Deterministic MAC Protocol for Wireless Communications on Linear Topologies," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 12, 2010, pp. 925-933. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2010.312126.

References

[1] S. Kim, S. Pakzad, D. Culler, J. Demmel, G. Fenves, Glaser and M. Turon, “Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures Using Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, Cambridge, 25-27 April 2007, pp. 254-263.
[2] I. Jawhar, N. Mohamed and K. Shuaib, “A Framework for Pipeline Infrastructure Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, Pomona, 26-28 April 2007, pp. 1-7.
[3] R. Min and A. Chandrakasan, “Top Five Myths about the Energy Consumption of Wireless Communication,” ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2003, pp. 65-67.
[4] A. Youssef, J. Haslett and S. Magierowski, “Design Issues for Sensor Network RF Receivers,” Proceedings of Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vancouver, 22-26 April 2007, pp. 1535-1538.
[5] C. Schurgers, V. Tsiatsis, S. Ganeriwal and M. Srivastava, “Optimizing Sensor Networks in the Energy-Latency-Density Design Space,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2002, pp. 70-80.
[6] Y. Zhang and L. Cheng, “Cross-Layer Optimization for Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of New York Metro Area Networking Workshop, New York, September 2003, pp. 1-3.
[7] X. Bai, S. Kuma, D. Xua, Z. Yun and T. H. La, “Deploying Wireless Sensors to Achieve both Coverage and Connectivity,” Proceedings of 7th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, Florence, 22-25 May 2006, pp. 131-142.
[8] A. Conti and D. Dardari, “The Effects of Nodes Spatial Distribution on the Performance of Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE 59th Vehicular Technology Conference, Milan, Vol. 5, 17-19 May 2004, pp. 2724- 2728.
[9] H. M. F. AboElFotoh, E. S. El Mallah and H. S. Hassanein, “On the Reliability of Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications, Istanbul, Vol. 8, 11-15 June 2006, pp. 3455- 3460.
[10] J. Chen, K. M. Sivalingam and P. Agrawal, “Performance Comparison of Battery Power Consumption in Wireless Multiple Access Protocols,” Wireless Networks, Vol. 5, No. 6, 1999, pp. 445-460.
[11] M. Zimmerling, W. Dargie and J. M. Reason, “Energy- Efficient Routing in Linear Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems, Pisa, 8-11 October 2007, pp. 1-3.
[12] L. Zhang and J. Gao, “Load Balanced Short Path Routing in Wireless Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 17, No. 4, April 2006, pp. 377-388.
[13] T. Karveli, K. Voulgaris, M. Ghavami and A. H. Aghvami, “A Collision-Free Scheduling Scheme for Sensor Networks Arranged in Linear Topologies and Using Directional Antennas,” Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, Cap Esterel, 25-31 August 2008, pp. 18-22.
[14] M. Bhardwaj, T. Garnett and A. Chandrakasan, “Upper Bounds on the Lifetime of Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications, Helsinki, 11-14 June 2001, pp. 785-790.
[15] G. Lu, B. Krishnamachari and C. S. Raghavendra, “An Adaptive Energy-Efficient and Low-Latency MAC for Data Gathering in Sensors Networks,” Proceedings of 18th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, Santa Fe, 26-30 April 2004, pp. 224- 231.
[16] J. Li, C. Blake, D. Couto, H. Lee and R. Morris, “Capacity of Ad Hoc Wireless Networks,” Proceedings of the 7th ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, Rome, 16-21 July 2001, pp. 61-69.
[17] Omnet++ Community, 2010. http://www.omnetpp.org
[18] Aurel S.p.A., 2010. http://www.aurel.it

  
comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2019 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.