Multi-channel Support for Dense Wireless Sensor Networking


Durmaz Incel, Ozlem and Dulman, Stefan and Jansen, Pierre (2006) Multi-channel Support for Dense Wireless Sensor Networking. In: First European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2006, 25-27 Oct 2006, Enschede, the Netherlands (pp. pp. 1-14).

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Abstract:Currently, most wireless sensor network applications assume the presence of single-channel Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols. When sensor nodes are densely deployed, single-channel MAC protocols may be inadequate due to the higher demand for the limited bandwidth. To overcome this drawback, we propose multiple channel support for improving the performance. Our method allows the nodes to utilize new frequency channels which results in the significant increase on the number of nodes that are granted access to the wireless medium. The method requires only one half-duplex transceiver per node, which is capable of sending and receiving over distinguished frequency channels. Simulation results show that, method successfully utilizes multiple channels and increases the performance proportional to the number of available frequencies for an example single-channel MAC protocol, LMAC.
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