Packet Size Optimization for Goodput and Energy Efficiency Enhancement in Slotted IEEE 802.15.4 Networks

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Executive Summary

To address system goodput and energy efficiency enhancement, this paper studies packet size optimization for IEEE 802.15.4 networks. Taking into account of the CSMA-CA contention, protocol overhead, and channel condition, new analytical models are proposed to calculate the goodput and the energy consumption. Optimal packet sizes are derived from the new models for different network scenarios. The analytical results are validated by the simulation results. The results from the authors' work can be used to facilitate efficient packet segmentation.

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