Date Added: Apr 2011
Machine-To-Machine (M2M) technologies allow network-to-device communications. M2M covers a wide scope of technologies including sensing and wireless networking protocols. Hazard monitoring applications based M2M such as monitoring using Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are challenged by real-time and interference-aware requirements. The designed communication mechanisms need to guarantee efficient M2M communication and performance management. In hazard monitoring applications, network topology changes rapidly due to device failures. Cross-layer design is an effective scheme to improve communication performance. In this paper, the authors propose a novel cross-layer mechanism with Joint Power control, Dynamic link Scheduling and Routing (JPDSR) in hazard scenarios.