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MAC protocol is the widely used protocol for the transmission of information from the sensor nodes to the remote monitoring location in the wireless sensor networks. The efficiency of MAC protocol designed for battery powered sensors in the wireless sensor networks is limited by the network lifetime so the alternative for this is the usage of energy harvesting as a power source. This paper focuses on the techniques used for increasing the efficiency of the MAC protocol designed for sensors with energy harvesting as a power source in the wireless sensor networks.
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