Multi-Channel MAC Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Review
WSN is a rapidly emerging field with a lot of applications in real world scenario. With the advancement of software and the underlying hardware components i.e. the micro-electronic components, the sensor networks are proving to be applicable for a large number of subjects. A number of autonomous sensor nodes are deployed in difficult or possibly unreachable terrains to monitor the desired physical or chemical phenomenon. The communication process is controlled and managed by the MAC protocols.