L.F.W. van Hoesel

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In this paper, we present an energy-efficient medium access protocol designed for wireless sensor networks. Although the protocol uses TDMA to give nodes in the WSN the opportunity to communicate collision-free, the network is self-organizing in terms of time slot assignment and synchronization. The main goal of the medium access protocol is to minimize(More)
The paper presents EMACs, a medium access protocol especially designed for wireless sensor networks. The medium access protocol consists of a fully distributed and self-organizing TDMA scheme, in which each active node periodically listens to the channel and broadcasts a short control message. This control message is needed for medium access operation and(More)
We present a novel TDMA-based medium access control (MAC) protocol for wireless sensor networks. Unlike conventional MAC protocols, which function independently of the application, we introduce an adaptive, information-centric and lightweight MAC (AI-LMAC) protocol that adapts its operation depending on the requirements of the application. We also present a(More)
This document gives an overview of the most relevant design aspects of the lightweight medium access control (LMAC) protocol [16] for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). These aspects include self-configuring and localized operation of the protocol, time synchronization in multi-hop networks, network setup and strategies to reduce latency. The main goal in(More)
To ensure a long-lived network of wireless communicating sensors, we are in need of a medium access control protocol that is able to prevent energy-wasting effects like idle listening, hidden terminal problem or collision of packets. Schedule-based medium access protocols are in general robust against these effects, but require a mechanism to establish a(More)
This paper presents the AWARE platform that seeks to enable the cooperation of autonomous aerial vehicles with ground wireless sensor-actuator networks comprising both static and mobile nodes carried by vehicles or people. Particularly, the paper presents the middleware, the wireless sensor network, the node deployment by means of an autonomous helicopter,(More)
In this Master of Science thesis a simulation model of the HiperLAN/2 physical layer is designed and implemented. The model should provide insight in the demodulation functions that are necessary in HiperLAN/2 and it should be useful for determining channel selection and computational requirements for the software defined radio project at the University of(More)
Self organizing, wireless sensors networks are an emergent and challenging technology that is attracting large attention in the sensing and monitoring community. Impressive progress has been done in recent years even if we need to assume that an optimal protocol for every kind of sensor network applications can not exist. As a result it is necessary to(More)
Typically, medium access control (MAC) protocols for wireless sensor networks implement synchronised periodic sleeping to conserve energy. We argue that (local) synchronisation between nodes is the main cause why MAC protocols do not efficiently support node mobility e.g. nodes waste valuable energy to resynchronise. In this paper, we present ideas on(More)
This paper proposes EMACS, a medium access control (MAC) protocol designed for wireless sensor networks. In this paper we first introduce the application field of wireless sensor networks, and deduce some basic characteristics and requirements for the communication protocols. These characteristics of a wireless sensor network motivate the use of a different(More)