Intelligent Medium Access Control Protocol for WSN

Intelligent Medium Access Control Protocol for WSN

H. Malik (Acadia University, Canada), E. Shakshuki (Acadia University, Canada) and M. Denko (University of Guelph, Canada)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-002-8.ch054
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Abstract

This article reports an ongoing research that proposes an approach to the expansion of sensor-MAC (S-MAC), a cluster-based contention protocol to intelligent medium access control (I-MAC) protocol. I-MAC protocol is designed especially for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). A sensor network uses battery-operated computing and sensing devices. A network of these devices are used in many applications, such as agriculture and environmental monitoring.

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