Date Added: Feb 2011
The wireless medium access being broadcast in nature and hence being scarce sharing resource highly requires optimized Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols. There has been an increasing interest in achieving optimized MAC protocols for WSNs in recent years, especially for the performance metrics of energy-efficiency, latency reduction and throughput. However, it is nontrivial to achieve good performance in different facets of metrics at the same time. AS-MAC protocol achieved a balanced good performance in the above mentioned metrics. Key parameters selection for AS-MAC plays critical role for the optimized performance.