Sustainable medium access control: Implementation and evaluation of ODMAC

Xenofon Fafoutis, Alessio Di Mauro, Nicola Dragoni

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Harvesting small-scale ambient energy constitutes a promising source of power for wireless embedded devices. Due to the unpredictable nature of the harvested energy, adaptive radio duty cycling can lead to a long-term sustainable operation. In energy constrained conditions, very low duty cycles are vital to guarantee the sustainability of the system; whereas, in the opposite case, the system should use the energy surplus to increase the application performance. In this paper, we implement and evaluate On-Demand MAC (ODMAC), the first receiver-initiated MAC protocol specifically designed for energy harvesting applications. In particular, we provide a basic yet fully operational implementation of ODMAC for the Texas Instruments' MSP430 microprocessor family. Furthermore, we verify the theoretical results of our previous work by achieving sustainable operation of an energy harvesting node in various cases of energy input using a real test-bed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications 2013: IEEE ICC'13 - Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks & Wireless Networks for Energy Efficiency (E2Nets)
Publication date2013
Pages407 - 412
ISBN (Print)9781467357531
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2013) - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 9 Jun 201313 Jun 2013


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2013)
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  • Communication, Networking and Broadcast Technologies


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