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The Energy Cost of Control Packets in Hybrid MAC Protocols

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3 Author(s)
Qian Dong ; Dept. of Comput. Networks, Tech. Univ. of Dresden, Dresden, Germany ; Dargie, Waltenegus ; Schill, A.

This paper investigates the energy cost of control packets in contention-based medium access control protocols in wireless sensor networks. Control packets are useful to avoid collision and overhearing, but cost a significant amount of energy. Therefore, whether or not to apply control packets is a trade-off. It will be shown that this trade-off mainly depends on the packet arrival rate at individual nodes, the transmission rate, the duty cycle and the average number of active neighbors in the network.

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High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), 2010 12th IEEE International Conference on

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1-3 Sept. 2010