A reliable, traffic-adaptive and energy-efficient link layer for wireless sensor networks

Anwander, Markus; Braun, Torsten (22 May 2013). A reliable, traffic-adaptive and energy-efficient link layer for wireless sensor networks. In: IFIP Networking Conference 2013. Brooklyn, New York, USA. May 22 - 24, 2013.

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The paper presents a link layer stack for wireless sensor networks, which consists of the Burst-aware Energy-efficient Adaptive Medium access control (BEAM) and the Hop-to-Hop Reliability (H2HR) protocol. BEAM can operate with short beacons to announce data transmissions or include data within the beacons. Duty cycles can be adapted by a traffic prediction mechanism indicating pending packets destined for a node and by estimating its wake-up times. H2HR takes advantage of information provided by BEAM such as neighbour information and transmission information to perform per-hop congestion control. We justify the design decisions by measurements in a real-world wireless sensor network testbed and compare the performance with other link layer protocols.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Communication and Distributed Systems (CDS)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)

UniBE Contributor:

Anwander, Markus, Braun, Torsten


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics




Dimitrios Xenakis

Date Deposited:

19 Mar 2014 11:02

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 14:29

Uncontrolled Keywords:

access protocols; telecommunication network reliability; telecommunication traffic; wireless sensor networks; BEAM; H2HR protocol; burst-aware energy-efficient adaptive medium access control protocol; data transmissions; duty cycles; energy-efficient link layer; hop-to-hop reliability protocol; link layer protocols; link layer stack; neighbour information; per-hop congestion control; real-world wireless sensor network testbed; reliable traffic-adaptive link layer; traffic prediction mechanism; transmission information; wake-up times; Delays; Indexes; Payloads; Protocols; Receivers; Reliability; Wireless sensor networks





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