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Mobility Conscious Medium Access Control Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks: A Conceptual Approach

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Mobility in Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) presents distinctive challenges in Medium Access Control (MAC) scheme. Numerous MAC protocols for sensor networks assume that sensor nodes are static and focus primarily on energy efficiency. This work seeks to develop an improved mobility conscious medium access control scheme for wireless sensor networks with a view to enhance energy conservation on mobile sensor nodes. On this note, mobility patterns of different scenarios are modelled using Gauss Markov Mobility Model (GMMM) to determine the position and distance of the sensor nodes and how they are correlated in time.

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Oluwaranti, A. and Obasanya, T. (2014) Mobility Conscious Medium Access Control Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks: A Conceptual Approach. Wireless Sensor Network, 6, 129-135. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2014.67014.

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