A survey on MAC protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks

Putri Kevin

Abstract


Wireless sensor networks are alluring for analysts because of the broad scale of applications in different disciplines. Nevertheless, low sensing ranges aggregates to impenetrable networks, as a consequence it has become mandatory to attain a reliable medium access protocol. A variety of medium-access control (MAC) protocols with various intentions have been suggested for wireless sensor networks. In this survey, we will provide an overview of the sensor network characteristics that are important for the structure of MAC layer protocols. Later, we will delineate different MAC protocols suggested for sensor networks, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Eventually, we will explain open research challenges concerning MAC layer design.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26483/ijarcs.v11i4.6636

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