Any-MAC: Extending any asynchronous MAC with anycast to improve delay in WSN

@article{Ashraf2011AnyMACEA,
  title={Any-MAC: Extending any asynchronous MAC with anycast to improve delay in WSN},
  author={Farhana Ashraf and Nitin H. Vaidya and Robin Kravets},
  journal={2011 8th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks},
  year={2011},
  pages={19-27}
}
Delay in a duty-cycled network occurs when the sender waits for its receiver to be awake. Exploiting multiple receivers instead of a single receiver at each hop allows the sender to use the node that wakes up the soonest and so reduce delay. However, current MAC-layer anycast protocols either suffer from high signaling or synchronization overhead and are only appropriate for low duty cycle, low traffic scenarios. In this paper, we propose Any-MAC — a generic, low overhead extension that can be… CONTINUE READING