An Analytical Model for IEEE 802.15.4/ ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networks with Duty Cycle Mechanism for Performance Prediction and Configuration of MAC Parameters to Achieve QoS and Energy Efficiency

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
The IEEE 802.15.4 standard defines a PHYsical (PHY) and Medium Access Control (MAC) layer protocol for low data rate wireless network with low power requirement which makes it ideal PHY/MAC for WSNs. Currently WSNs with combination of IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee are being used extensively in industrial applications such as factory automation and control, environmental monitoring etc. Such applications need Quality of Service (QoS) in terms of reliability and latency along with energy efficiency for longevity of the network.

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