MAC Protocol Switching: A Novel Tool for Performance Adaptation in Wireless Sensor Networks

Provided by: Macrothink Institute
Topic: Networking
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In this paper, the authors present a distributed MAC protocol switching mechanism for maximizing network throughput in the presence of traffic and topology heterogeneity. The key idea behind dynamic MAC switching is for each node to use its local topology and traffic density information to decide the most suitable MAC protocol that can maximize the MAC layer throughout in the neighborhood. A formal MAC switching rule is developed using analytical formulation of the MAC throughput available in the literature.

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