A Prioritized Multi-Channel Multi-Time Slot MAC Protocol for Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks

Date Added: Nov 2009
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This paper addresses a new Prioritized MultiChannel Multi-Time slot MAC Protocol (PMCMTP) for large-scale WSNs especially for Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) based networks. To reduce the complexity of resource sharing, the global network is composed of a set of Personal Area Networks (PANs) or cells. According to available resource and PANs duty cycle, PMCMTP can dynamically assign several data channels per PAN and efficiently allocate time slots to each PAN's members. This significantly decreases delay and increases throughput. Through some simulations, the authors evaluate the performance of the proposed protocol.