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Author Ali, M. ♦ Bohm, A. ♦ Jonsson, M.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Wireless sensor networks ♦ Protocols ♦ Surveillance ♦ Quality of service ♦ Telecommunication traffic ♦ Media Access Protocol ♦ energy-awareness ♦ Wireless Sensor Networks ♦ real-time communication ♦ Delay ♦ MAC protocols ♦ Quality of Service
Abstract Wireless sensor nodes are made up of small electronic devices which are capable of sensing, computing and transmitting data from harsh physical environments. These sensor nodes depend on batteries for energy, which get depleted at a fast rate because of the computation and communication operations these nodes have to perform. A well designed MAC (Medium Access Control) protocol can prolong the network life. A set of previously reported MAC layer protocols has abilities to achieve some energy efficiency. In this paper, we first describe some assumptions made for the specific application area of surveillance applications. Then, we compare a set of MAC protocols in terms of their suitability to be used in wireless sensor networks for this type of applications. In addition to energy efficiency, keeping the delays reasonably low is a crucial factor when sensing and reporting an event.
Description Author affiliation: CERES, Halmstad Univ., Halmstad (Ali, M.; Bohm, A.; Jonsson, M.)
ISBN 9780769532745
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-07-27
Publisher Place Greece
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 280.21 kB
Page Count 5
Starting Page 399
Ending Page 403

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library