A²-MAC: An Adaptive, Anycast MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

@article{Tan2010AMACAA,
  title={A²-MAC: An Adaptive, Anycast MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks},
  author={Hwee-Xian Tan and Mun Choon Chan},
  journal={2010 IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-6}
}
Energy constraints in wireless sensor nodes necessitate the design and development of energy-efficient MAC protocols to arbitrate access to the shared communication medium. While there exists a plethora of sensor MAC protocols, these protocols do not individually vary the duty-cycle of each sensor according to local connectivity status, to maximize energy savings. In this paper, we propose A^2-MAC - an Adaptive, Anycast MAC protocol for low-powered wireless sensor networks. It utilizes: (i) a… CONTINUE READING