ZeroCal: Automatic MAC Protocol Calibration

  title={ZeroCal: Automatic MAC Protocol Calibration},
  author={Andreas Meier and Matthias Woehrle and Marco Zimmerling and Lothar Thiele},
Sensor network MAC protocols are typically configured for an intended deployment scenario once and for all at compile time. This approach, however, leads to suboptimal performance if the network conditions deviate from the expectations. We present ZeroCal, a distributed algorithm that allows nodes to dynamically adapt to variations in traffic volume. Using ZeroCal, each node autonomously configures its MAC protocol at runtime, thereby trying to reduce the maximum energy consumption among all… CONTINUE READING