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A QoS-Based Multichannel MAC Protocol for Two-Tiered Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

Rapid penetration of small customized wireless devices and enormous growth of wireless communication technologies have already set the stage for large-scale deployment of wireless sensor networks. Offering precise Quality of Service (QoS) for multimedia transmission over sensor networks has not received significant attention. However offering some better QoS for wireless multimedia over sensor networks raises significant challenges. In this paper, the authors propose an adaptive Cross-Layer multi-channel QoS-MAC protocol to support energy-efficient, high throughput, and reliable data transmission in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Network (WMSNs).

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