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On the Multi-hop Performance of Receiver Based MAC Protocol in RPL based Low Power and Lossy Wireless Sensor Networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
JournalIET Wireless Sensor Systems
Issue number1
Early online date5 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015

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In this study, the authors focus on utilising receiver-based MAC protocol (RB-MAC) and adaptive RB-MAC in routing protocol for low power and lossy wireless sensor networks routing protocol in low-power and lossy wireless channel. This results in a cross-layer approach in which routing decisions can be made based on MAC-layer functionalities. The authors study the effects of multiple receiver nodes, size of preamble and variable duty-cycle in number of retransmissions. Retransmissions increase energy consumptions and delay. Analytical and numerical results confirm that the RB-MAC and adaptive RB-MAC outperform the existing state-of-the art sender-based MAC protocols in terms of end-to-end energy-efficiency, reliability and delay. Simulation result demonstrates that using receiver-based MAC protocols in RPL-based lossy channel imply less retransmissions than sender-based MAC.

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