The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

GWMAC- A TDMA Based MAC Protocol for a Glacial Sensor Network

GWMAC- A TDMA Based MAC Protocol for a Glacial Sensor Network
GWMAC- A TDMA Based MAC Protocol for a Glacial Sensor Network
Wireless sensor networks demand the need to design practical and robust communication protocols to meet the application specifications. Our research focuses on designing and implementing an environmental sensor network to be used for sub-glacial study. The glacier is a very hostile environment presenting severe challenges and complications in the smooth functioning of such a network. In light of these challenges, we present a low power sensor node design and an energy-efficient medium access control protocol called GWMAC developed for a network deployed in a glacier in Norway. The general architecture of GWMAC is based on scheduling and time division multiple accesses (TDMA). We argue that for a highly dynamic network such as ours, GWMAC is more desirable over more widespread protocols such as S-MAC and LMAC. In doing so, we perform extensive series of simulations to empirically evaluate our claim. Our results illustrate that on average GWMAC can increase the network life time by at least 63%. This also has a significant effect on the amount of data that can be collected over network life time.
WSN, ESN, Wireless Ad-hoc, MAC, TDMA
Elsaify, Ahmed
05eb19df-05f2-4bbc-b91a-cf53a5838806
Padhy, Paritosh
0705d8cf-d5cc-4d92-9527-01f330d2016c
Martinez, Kirk
5f711898-20fc-410e-a007-837d8c57cb18
Zou, Gang
b60c571c-24ce-4cb6-b61d-781898459d5a
Elsaify, Ahmed
05eb19df-05f2-4bbc-b91a-cf53a5838806
Padhy, Paritosh
0705d8cf-d5cc-4d92-9527-01f330d2016c
Martinez, Kirk
5f711898-20fc-410e-a007-837d8c57cb18
Zou, Gang
b60c571c-24ce-4cb6-b61d-781898459d5a

Elsaify, Ahmed, Padhy, Paritosh, Martinez, Kirk and Zou, Gang (2007) GWMAC- A TDMA Based MAC Protocol for a Glacial Sensor Network At 4th ACM PE-WASUN 2007, Greece. 22 - 26 Oct 2007.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Abstract

Wireless sensor networks demand the need to design practical and robust communication protocols to meet the application specifications. Our research focuses on designing and implementing an environmental sensor network to be used for sub-glacial study. The glacier is a very hostile environment presenting severe challenges and complications in the smooth functioning of such a network. In light of these challenges, we present a low power sensor node design and an energy-efficient medium access control protocol called GWMAC developed for a network deployed in a glacier in Norway. The general architecture of GWMAC is based on scheduling and time division multiple accesses (TDMA). We argue that for a highly dynamic network such as ours, GWMAC is more desirable over more widespread protocols such as S-MAC and LMAC. In doing so, we perform extensive series of simulations to empirically evaluate our claim. Our results illustrate that on average GWMAC can increase the network life time by at least 63%. This also has a significant effect on the amount of data that can be collected over network life time.

PDF GWMAC.pdf - Other
Download (217kB)

More information

Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: October 22-26, 2007
Venue - Dates: 4th ACM PE-WASUN 2007, Greece, 2007-10-22 - 2007-10-26
Keywords: WSN, ESN, Wireless Ad-hoc, MAC, TDMA
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 264415
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264415
PURE UUID: 8f66f1e4-85c6-4ec5-a547-b336236febdc
ORCID for Kirk Martinez: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3859-5700

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 16 Aug 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:36

Export record

Contributors

Author: Ahmed Elsaify
Author: Paritosh Padhy
Author: Kirk Martinez ORCID iD
Author: Gang Zou

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×