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A traffic-adaptive multi-channel MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks

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4 Author(s)
Borms, J. ; Dept. of Electron. & Inf. ETRO, Vrije Univ. Brussel, Brussels, Belgium ; Steenhaut, K. ; Kieu Ha Phung ; Lemmens, B.

This work builds on MuChMAC, a dynamic multi-channel MAC solution for low-power wireless sensor networks. We present a distributed algorithm to scale MuChMAC's duty cycle based on the amount of traffic passing through a node. We have implemented this algorithm in Contiki and we have evaluated its performance on a real testbed of Sentilla JCreate wireless nodes. We demonstrate that it significantly improves packet delivery performance MuChMAC under high traffic loads, while preserving its low overhead under low traffic loads.

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Communications and Electronics (ICCE), 2010 Third International Conference on

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11-13 Aug. 2010