MAC layer support for group communication in wireless sensor networks

Rong Zheng, Lui Sha, Wei Feng

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the problem of providing efficient communication primitives across domains of wireless sensor network (WSN) applications. We argue both qualitatively and quantitatively that group communication among sensors of geographic proximity is one of the basic building blocks of many WSN applications. Furthermore, group communication awareness needs to be embedded and implemented at the MAC layer due to the broadcast nature of wireless medium. We devise a MAC protocol, called LGC-MAC to enable efficient single-hop one-to-many and many-to-one communication. We present case studies of two example applications, acoustic target tracking and propagation of information with feedback using LGC-MAC and demonstrate that LGC-MAC can improve the response time, alleviate channel contention and provide better fault tolerance to packet collisions and wireless errors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2005
Pages388-395
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2005 - Washington, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2005Nov 10 2005

Publication series

Name2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2005
Volume2005

Other

Other2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period11/7/0511/10/05

Keywords

  • Atomicity
  • Fatesharing
  • Group communication
  • MAC
  • WSNs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Zheng, R., Sha, L., & Feng, W. (2005). MAC layer support for group communication in wireless sensor networks. In 2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2005 (pp. 388-395). [1542824] (2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2005; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/MAHSS.2005.1542824