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A TDMA-based Energy Aware MAC (TEA-MAC) Protocol for Reliable Multicast in WSNs

Bhatia, Ashutosh and Hansdah, RC (2014) A TDMA-based Energy Aware MAC (TEA-MAC) Protocol for Reliable Multicast in WSNs. In: 28th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (IEEE AINA), MAY 13-16, 2014, Univ Victoria, Victoria, CANADA, pp. 798-805.

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Multicast in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is an efficient way to spread the same data to multiple sensor nodes. It becomes more effective due to the broadcast nature of wireless link, where a message transmitted from one source is inherently received by all one-hop receivers, and therefore, there is no need to transmit the message one by one. Reliable multicast in WSNs is desirable for critical tasks like code updation and query based data collection. The erroneous nature of wireless medium coupled with limited resource of sensor nodes, makes the design of reliable multicast protocol a challenging task. In this work, we propose a time division multiple access (TDMA) based energy aware media access and control (TEA-MAC) protocol for reliable multicast in WSNs. The TDMA eliminates collisions, overhearing and idle listening, which are the main sources of reliability degradation and energy consumption. Furthermore, the proposed protocol is parametric in the sense that it can be used to trade-off reliability with energy and delay as per the requirement of the underlying applications. The performance of TEA-MAC has been evaluated by simulating it using Castalia network simulator. Simulation results show that TEA-MAC is able to considerably improve the performance of multicast communication in WSNs.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to the IEEE, 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA
Keywords: Wireless Sensor Networks; Media Access Control; TDMA slot scheduling; Multicast Communication
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2015 07:18
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015 07:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52261

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