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Performance Evaluation of AREA-MAC: A Cross-Layer Perspective

Pardeep Kumar, Mesut Güneş, Qasim Mushtaq, Jochen Schiller, The Fifth International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU 2010), April 2010— 2010

A medium access control (MAC) protocol generally regulates the access of devices to a shared medium. In case of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), it is also responsible to create energy-efficient links between nodes, where messages can be sent to the sink node in a timely manner. This paper evaluates AREA-MAC, a medium access control protocol designed for real-time and energy-efficient WSN applications. AREA-MAC uses the low power listening (LPL) technique with short preamble messages to minimize latency, energy consumption, and control overhead on nodes. Though AREA-MAC is mainly associated with the MAC layer, it exploits simple routing at the network layer and interacts with application as well as PHY layers. In this evaluation a crosslayer design perspective is adopted, where direct interaction between different layers is examined. Through simulation study, we evaluate the timeliness, energy-efficiency, and packet reception ratio for nodes using AREA-MAC with and without cross-layer support. Results show that the cross-layering improves network performance in terms of timeliness and energyefficiency but it comes at the cost of relatively low packet reception ratio at the sink node.

TitelPerformance Evaluation of AREA-MAC: A Cross-Layer Perspective
VerfasserPardeep Kumar, Mesut Güneş, Qasim Mushtaq, Jochen Schiller, The Fifth International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU 2010), April 2010
Datum201004
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BibTeX Code@inproceedings{pkumar_icmu10, author = {Pardeep Kumar and Mesut G{\"u}nes and Qasim Mushtaq and Jochen Schiller}, title = {Performance Evaluation of AREA-MAC: A Cross-Layer Perspective}, booktitle = {The Fifth International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU 2010)}, year = {2010}, address = {Seattle, USA}, month = {April}, abstract = {A medium access control (MAC) protocol generally regulates the access of devices to a shared medium. In case of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), it is also responsible to create energy-efficient links between nodes, where messages can be sent to the sink node in a timely manner. This paper evaluates AREA-MAC, a medium access control protocol designed for real-time and energy-efficient WSN applications. AREA-MAC uses the low power listening (LPL) technique with short preamble messages to minimize latency, energy consumption, and control overhead on nodes. Though AREA-MAC is mainly associated with the MAC layer, it exploits simple routing at the network layer and interacts with application as well as PHY layers. In this evaluation a crosslayer design perspective is adopted, where direct interaction between different layers is examined. Through simulation study, we evaluate the timeliness, energy-efficiency, and packet reception ratio for nodes using AREA-MAC with and without cross-layer support. Results show that the cross-layering improves network performance in terms of timeliness and energyefficiency but it comes at the cost of relatively low packet reception ratio at the sink node.}, owner = {pkumar}, timestamp = {2010.02.04} }