Adaptive Data Collection Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks
Source: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Periodical Data collection from unreachable remote terrain and then transmit information to a base station is one of the targeted application of sensor networks. The energy restriction of battery powered sensor nodes is a big challenge for this network as it is difficult or in some cases not feasible to change the power supply of motes. Therefore, in order to keep the networks operating for long time, efficient utilization of energy is considered with highest priority. This paper proposes TA-PDC-MAC protocol - a traffic adaptive periodic data collection MAC which is designed in a TDMA fashion.