Energy-efficient synchronization algorithm for duty-cycle MAC protocols

Kok Poh Ng, Charalampos C. Tsimenidis, Wai Lok Woo

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Abstract

Different variants of duty-cycle MAC protocols have been designed for wireless sensor networks to reduce energy consumption. However, the synchronization process of these protocols consumes a significant amount of energy. In this paper, we propose a new energy-efficient synchronization algorithm referred to as 1-Sync that can be easily integrated with duty-cycle MAC protocols. We compare 1-Sync with fixed periodic synchronization (F-Sync) algorithm and Intelligent Network Synchronization (INS) algorithm and show that 1-Sync outperforms F-Sync and INS in energy-efficiency over a wide range of node densities. Analytical models that describe the energy consumption behavior and synchronization performance of these synchronization algorithms are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPWiMob 2015 - IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile
PublisherIEEE
Pages255-260
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479982905
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile, APWiMob 2015 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 27 Aug 201529 Aug 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile, APWiMob 2015
CountryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period27/08/1529/08/15

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