Medium access control issues in sensor networks

Ali, Muneeb and Umar, Saif and Dunkels, Adam and Voigt, Thiemo and Römer, Kay and Langendoen, Koen and Polastre, Joseph and Uzmi, Zartash Afzal (2006) Medium access control issues in sensor networks. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communications Review, 36 (2). pp. 33-36. ISSN 0146-4833

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Medium access control for wireless sensor networks has been a very active research area for the past couple of years. The sensor networks literature presents an alphabet soup of medium access control protocols with almost all of the works focusing only on energy efficiency. There is much more innovative work to be done at the MAC layer, but current efforts are not addressing the hard unsolved problems. Majority of the works appearing in the literature are "least publishable incremental improvements" over the popular S-MAC [1] protocol. In this paper we present research directions for future medium access research. We identify some open issues and discuss possible solutions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:medium access control, wireless sensor networks
ID Code:314
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:03 Aug 2007
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