Efficient Retransmission QoS-Aware MAC Scheme in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • M. KumaraswamyEmail author
  • K. Shaila
  • V. Tejaswi
  • K. R. Venugopal
  • S. S. Iyengar
  • L. M. Patnaik
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 284)


In this paper, an Efficient Retransmission Random Access Protocol (ERRAP) is designed that combines scheme of collision avoidance and energy management for low-cost, short-range wireless radios and low-energy sensor nodes applications. This protocol focuses on efficient Media Access Control (MAC) schemes to provide autonomous Quality of Service (QoS) to the sensor nodes in one-hop QoS retransmission group in WSNs where the source nodes do not have receiver circuits. These sensor nodes can only transmit data to a destination node, but cannot receive acknowledgement or control signals from the destination node. The proposed scheme ERRAP provides QoS to the nodes which work independently on predefined time by allowing them to transmit each packet an optimal number of times within a given period. Our simulation results demonstrate the superiority of ERRAP scheme which increases the delivery probability and reduces the energy consumption.


Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Medium Access Control Source Node Data Packet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kumaraswamy
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Shaila
    • 1
  • V. Tejaswi
    • 1
  • K. R. Venugopal
    • 1
  • S. S. Iyengar
    • 2
  • L. M. Patnaik
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore UniversityBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Indian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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