MAC Protocols for Energy-Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Dong-Seong KimEmail author
  • Hoa Tran-Dang
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Improvements in hardware technology have resulted in low-cost sensor nodes, which are composed of a single chip embedded with memory, a processor, and a transceiver. Low power capacities lead to limited coverage and communication range for sensor nodes compared to other mobile devices. Unlike other wireless networks, it is generally difficult or impractical to charge/replace exhausted batteries for sensors in harsh environments. This chapter emphasizes the peculiar features of sensor networks, including reasons for potential energy waste at medium-access communication. Then, a brief definition for the key medium access control (MAC) protocols proposed for energy-efficient sensor networks are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ICT Convergence EngineeringKumoh National Institute of TechnologyGumiKorea (Republic of)

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