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HMC-MAC Protocol for High Data Rate Wireless Sensor Networks

Clermont University, University of Auvergne, LIMOS, BP 10448, F-63000, Clermont-Ferrand, France CNRS, UMR 6158, LIMOS, F-63173 Aubiere, France
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Electronics 2015, 4(2), 359-379; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics4020359
Received: 23 April 2015 / Accepted: 9 June 2015 / Published: 15 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks)
Using multiple channels in wireless sensor networks helps increase the overall throughput and avoid interferences. In addition, introducing multi-interface nodes further helps in increasing the packet delivery rate for those specific nodes. In this paper, we evaluate a channel allocation method based on neighborhood discovery up to 3 hops and a hybrid MAC protocol designed for high data rate wireless sensor networks. We propose a network segmentation that takes into consideration the existence of multi-interface sink in order to further increase to packet delivery ratio. Our protocol, called HMC-MAC, uses Time Devision Multiple Access (TDMA) for sequencing nodes activity, and Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA)/CA with Frequency Devision Multiple Access (FDMA) for simultaneous data exchange. We evaluated our method using NS2 simulator and results show that HMC-MAC protocol improves the overall network performance compared to other protocols especially with high data rate and burst traffic. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor networks, MAC protocol, multi-channel, multi-hop wireless sensor networks, MAC protocol, multi-channel, multi-hop
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Chalhoub, G.; Diab, R.; Misson, M. HMC-MAC Protocol for High Data Rate Wireless Sensor Networks. Electronics 2015, 4, 359-379. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics4020359

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Chalhoub G, Diab R, Misson M. HMC-MAC Protocol for High Data Rate Wireless Sensor Networks. Electronics. 2015; 4(2):359-379. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics4020359

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Chalhoub, Gerard; Diab, Rana; Misson, Michel. 2015. "HMC-MAC Protocol for High Data Rate Wireless Sensor Networks" Electronics 4, no. 2: 359-379. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics4020359

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