An Adaptive Algorithm to Optimize the Dynamics of IEEE 802.15.4 Networks

  • Javier Hurtado-López
  • Eduardo Casilari
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Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 125)


IEEE 802.15.4 standard is becoming one of the most popular technologies for the deployment of low rate Wireless Personal Area Networks with strong power constraints. In order to reduce the energy consumption, beacon-enabled networks with long network inactive periods can be employed. However, the duration of these inactivity periods, as some other configuration parameters, are conventionally set to default values and remain fixed during the whole network operation. This implies that if they are misconfigured the network will not adapt to changes in the conditions of the environment, particularly to the most determining one, i.e. the traffic load. This paper proposes a simple procedure for the dynamic adaptation of several key parameters of IEEE 802.15.4 networks. Under this procedure, the 802.15.4 parameters are modified as a function of the existing traffic conditions.


IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks optimization CSMA/CA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Hurtado-López
    • 1
  • Eduardo Casilari
    • 1
  1. 1.ETSI TelecomunicacionUniversity of MalagaSpain

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