Control in Wireless Sensor Networks

  title={Control in Wireless Sensor Networks},
  author={Koen Langendoen},
This chapter provides a broad overview of the MAC protocols especially developed for sensor networks. These MAC protocols differ from typical WLAN access protocols in that they trade off performance (latency and throughput) for a reduction in energy consumption to maximize the lifetime of the network. This is in general achieved by duty cycling the radio, and it is the MAC layer that controls when the radio is switched on and off. An important consequence is that a MAC protocol needs to be… CONTINUE READING


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