Energy-efficient synchronization algorithm for duty-cycle MAC protocols

Ng, Kok-Poh, Tsimenidis, Charalampos and Woo, Wai Lok (2016) Energy-efficient synchronization algorithm for duty-cycle MAC protocols. In: 2015 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile (APWiMob). IEEE, pp. 255-260. ISBN 978-1-4799-8290-5

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Different variants of duty-cycle MAC protocols have been designed for wireless sensor networks to reduce energy consumption. However, the synchronization process of these protocols consumes a significant amount of energy. In this paper, we propose a new energy-efficient synchronization algorithm referred to as 1-Sync that can be easily integrated with duty-cycle MAC protocols. We compare 1-Sync with fixed periodic synchronization (F-Sync) algorithm and Intelligent Network Synchronization (INS) algorithm and show that 1-Sync outperforms F-Sync and INS in energy-efficiency over a wide range of node densities. Analytical models that describe the energy consumption behavior and synchronization performance of these synchronization algorithms are also presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: duty-cycle, Wireless MAC, energy-efficient, synchronization, wireless sensor networks
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 14:21
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 20:45

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