Reliability, Capacity, and Energy Efficiency: A Comprehensively Optimized MAC Protocol for Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Zhihao Xing
  • Peng Zeng
  • Hong Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 4)

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are a special kind of network composed of large numbers of nodes which communicate and collaborate to accomplish the common task. They have applications in a variety of fields such as environmental monitoring, battlefield surveillance, target tracking, etc. [7]. Recently, the application of WSN in industrial monitoring has drawn the attention of many researchers, and related standards such as SP100.1x and wireless HART are under design. Industrial monitoring applications provide an opportunity for WSN to show its advantage in flexibility and easy maintenance, but they also bring up a host of new challenges, among which how to achieve reliable communication in the harsh industrial radio environment with efficient usage of energy and bandwidth is the foremost barrier to conquer.


Wireless Sensor Network Delivery Ratio Backoff Period Broadcast Period Operation Channel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhihao Xing
    • 1
  • Peng Zeng
    • 2
  • Hong Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Shenyang Institute of AutomationChinese Academy of ScienceChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of ScienceChina

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