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MAC protocol engine for sensor networks
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Automatic Control. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Automatic Control. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9810-3478
2009 (English)In: GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We present a novel approach for Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol design based on protocol engine. Current way of designing MAC protocols for a specific application is based on two steps: First the application specifications (such as network topology and packet generation rate), the requirements for energy consumption, delay and reliability, and the resource constraints from the underlying physical layer (such as energy consumption and data rate) are specified, and then the protocol that satisfies all these constraints is designed. Main drawback of this procedure is that we have to restart the design process for each possible application, which may be a waste of time and efforts. The goal of a MAC protocol engine is to provide a library of protocols together with their analysis such that for each new application the optimal protocol is chosen automatically among its library with optimal parameters. We illustrate the MAC engine idea by including an original analysis of IEEE 802.15.4 unslotted random access and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) protocols, and implementing these protocols in the software framework called SPINE, which runs on top of TinyOS and is designed for health care applications. Then we validate the analysis and demonstrate how the protocol engine chooses the optimal protocol under different application scenarios via an experimental implementation.

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, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom), ISSN 1930-529X
Keyword [en]
IEEE 802.15.4, Medium access control protocols, Wireless sensor networks, Application scenario, Data rates, Design process, Energy consumption, Generation rate, Health care application, MAC protocol, Network topology, New applications, Optimal parameter, Optimal protocols, Physical layers, Random access, Resource Constraint, Software frameworks, Electric network topology, Engines, Health care, Optimization, Security systems, Sensor networks, Time division multiple access, Medium access control
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-28499DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2009.5426066ISI: 000280579101162ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77951554022ISBN: 978-1-4244-4147-1OAI: diva2:390439
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 08) New Orleans, LA, NOV 30-DEC 04, 2008
QC 20110121Available from: 2011-01-21 Created: 2011-01-14 Last updated: 2011-01-21Bibliographically approved

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