A TDMA-Based MAC Protocol in Underwater Sensor Networks

  title={A TDMA-Based MAC Protocol in Underwater Sensor Networks},
  author={Lu Hong and Feng Hong and Zhongwen Guo and Xiaohui Yang},
  journal={2008 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing},
Designing of media access control (MAC) protocol is one of the major challenges in underwater acoustic sensor networks. Because of the long and changeful propagation delay, MAC protocols for traditional terrestrial sensor networks are unavailable. We propose a TDMA-based approach which is easy to dispose and energy-efficient. In brief, our MAC protocol includes the lightweight synchronization designed to suit to underwater environments, the defer time to allocate transmitting time of all nodes… CONTINUE READING
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