ECR-MAC: An Energy-efficient and Receiver-based MAC Protocol for Cognitive Sensor Networks in Smart Grid

Zhutian Yang, Shuyu Ping, Arumugam Nallanathan, Lixian Zhang

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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been
widely recognized as a promising solution for enhancing various
aspects of electric power grid and realizing the vision of smart
grid. However, energy crisis and challenging wireless environment
in smart grid create a number of challenges for WSNs, as
a result of which energy efficiency become critically important.
On the other hand, cognitive radio (CR) technology is expected
to play a vital role in smart grid networks. Cognitive Sensor
Networks (CSNs) can effectively address some unique challenges
of WSNs in smart grid. In this paper, we aim to design an energy
efficient Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for CSNs.
In this regard, we propose ECR-MAC, which is an energyefficient
receiver-based MAC protocol for CSNs. ECR-MAC
uses a energy-efficiency based auction mechanism and preamble
sampling techniques for providing high energy efficiency and
reliability. In addition, ECR-MAC explicitly accounts for the
peculiarities of a CR environment. Analytical and simulation
results demonstrate the effectiveness of ECR-MAC as a viable
solution for CSNs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications, 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages331-336
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - May 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 23 May 201628 May 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2016
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period23/05/201628/05/2016

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