Transaction of the Japan Society for Simulation Technology
Online ISSN : 1883-5058
Print ISSN : 1883-5031
ISSN-L : 1883-5058
Proposal and Analysis of MAC Protocol Using Periodical Frames in Wireless Sensor Networks
Hiroki KimuraTakeshi HattoriMasakatsu Ogawa
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2016 Volume 8 Issue 1 Pages 33-40


  The requirements for wireless sensor networks are low power consumption and long lifetime because sensor nodes are not always supplied by mains electric power. To reduce power consumption, sensor nodes have to reduce the idle listening duration. In this paper, we propose a MAC protocol without using carrier sensing. Packets of all sensor nodes are randomly transmitted within a frame which length is as long as data collecting interval. We perform the theoretical analysis of our protocol and derive the successful transmission rate in case that packets are transmitted in different duration. We simulate our protocol to verify the theoretical analysis.

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