Analytical Comparison of MAC Schemes for Energy Harvesting - Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Abstract

    MAC protocols for multi-hop WSNs have to address the challenge of coordinating duty-cycling transmitters with duty-cycling receivers. All the suggested protocols can be classified into three basic paradigms: the synchronization, the preamble and the beaconing paradigm. In this paper, we discuss the suitability of the three paradigms in the context of Energy Harvesting — Wireless Sensor Networks (EH-WSNs) in which nodes are powered by energy that they harvest from their surrounding environment. The two suitable paradigms are modeled and compared to each other. The analysis indicates the specific conditions under which a scheme is more suitable than the other.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 Ninth International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS)
    Number of pages6
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2012
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1784-9
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-1785-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventThe Ninth International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS 2012) - Lindner Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium
    Duration: 11 Jun 201214 Jun 2012
    http://www.inss-conf.org/2012/

    Conference

    ConferenceThe Ninth International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS 2012)
    LocationLindner Hotel
    CountryBelgium
    CityAntwerp
    Period11/06/201214/06/2012
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    Keywords

    • Wireless sensor networks

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