Optimizing the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC

Feng Shu, Taka Sakurai, Hai L. Vu, Moshe Zukerman

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This paper optimally determines the IEEE 802.15.4 medium access control (MAC) attributes macBeaconOrder (BO) and macSuperframeOrder (SO) (by which the periods of time that the sensor is active and non-active can be computed) such that the overall energy consumption of the network is minimized. Considering an IEEE 802.15.4 beacon-enabled network laid out in a single-hop star topology, we evaluated the performance of the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC through simulation. Numerical results show that the optimal solutions of BO and SO can be obtained for a range of user-specific quality of service requirements, such as proportion of successful packet transmissions and maximum delay constraint.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2006
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Tencon (IEEE Region 10 Conference) 2006 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 14 Nov 200617 Nov 2006
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/4142120/proceeding (Proceedings)

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NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON


ConferenceIEEE Tencon (IEEE Region 10 Conference) 2006
Abbreviated titleTENCON 2006
CityHong Kong
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