Misra, Sudip Misra, Subhas Chandra Woungang, Isaac
Computer communications and networks
Place of Publication
New York, N. Y.
Medium access control for wireless sensor networks has been an active research area in the past decade. This chapter discusses a set of important medium access control (MAC) attributes and possible design trade-offs in protocol design, with an emphasis on energy efficiency. Then we categorize existing MAC protocols into five groups, outline the representative protocols, and compare their advantages and disadvantages in the context of wireless sensor network. Finally, thoughts for practitioners are presented and open research issues are also discussed.
Field of Research
080503 Networking and Communications
Socio Economic Objective
890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services
HERDC Research category
BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin