Efficient MAC Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks Endowed with Directive Antennas: A Cross-Layer Solution

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This paper deals with a novel MAC layer protocol, namely, directive synchronous transmission asynchronous reception (D-STAR) able to space-time synchronize a wireless sensor network (WSN). To this end, D-STAR integrates directional antennas within the communications framework, while taking into account both sleep/active states, according to a cross-layer… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2007/37910

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@article{Manes2007EfficientMP, title={Efficient MAC Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks Endowed with Directive Antennas: A Cross-Layer Solution}, author={Gianfranco Manes and Romano Fantacci and Francesco Chiti and Michele Ciabatti and Giovanni Collodi and Davide Di Palma and Ilaria Nelli and Antonio Manes}, journal={EURASIP J. Wireless Comm. and Networking}, year={2007}, volume={2007} }