Energy Efficient Mac Protocol for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

Date Added: Sep 2009
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In this paper, the authors propose 'EMPT' - an Energy Efficient MAC Protocol in TDMA environment for multi hop broadcast with a trickle support for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks. The protocol is a distributive algorithm for cluster formation and cluster-head selection with a very low over head. The cluster-head schedules time slots for all data transmitting nodes within the cluster and also broadcast the code periodically, when it has free data slot. Consequently, it achieves high throughput as well as effective spatial reusability. The algorithm reduces the multiple transmissions of data packets by using metadata.