Battery Aware and Reliable Beacon Enabled IEEE802.15.4: An Adaptive and Cross-Layer Approach

Salayma, M., Romdhani, I., Al-Dubai, A. (2015). Battery Aware and Reliable Beacon Enabled IEEE802.15.4: An Adaptive and Cross-Layer Approach. In: Society, I. (Ed.) In Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS),, , () ( ed.). (pp. 1267 - 1272). Lodz, Poland: . IEEE.


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Abstract

In Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), energy conservation is one of the main concerns challenging the cutting-edge standards and protocols. Most existing studies focus on the design of WSN energy efficient algorithms and standards. The standard IEEE802.15.4 has emerged for WSNs in which the legacy operations are based on the principle that the power-operated battery is ideal and linear. However, the diffusion principle in batteries shows the nonlinear process when it releases a charge. Hence, we can prolong the network lifetime by designing optimized algorithms that reflect the battery characteristics. Within this context, this paper proposes a cross layering algorithm to improve the performance of beacon enabled IEEE802.15.4 network by allowing Personal Area Network Coordinator (PANc) to tune its MAC behavior adaptively according to both the current remaining battery capacity and the network status. The performance of the new algorithm has been examined and compared against that of the legacy IEEE802.15.4 MAC algorithm through extensive simulation experiments. The results show that the new technique reduces energy consumption and the average end-to-end delay significantly. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first approach geared towards IEEE 8021.5.4 that has the ability to tune the MAC parameters according to battery nonlinear characteristics and packets average end to end delay.
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Authors

Ahmed Al-Dubai
Professor
a.al-dubai@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2796
Marwa Salayma
Research student
M.Salayma@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455
Imed Romdhani
Associate Professor
i.romdhani@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2726

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