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Simulating Energy Efficiency of Routing and Link-Layer Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Mariusz Słabicki
  • Bartosz Wojciechowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8111)

Abstract

One of the most important characteristics of Wireless Sensor Networks is energy efficiency. Exhausted batteries cannot be easily replaced and cause connectivity problems and reduced network life. Therefore it is crucial to develop methods to reduce energy usage in those networks. In this work some methods in the MAC layer and network layer were tested in simulations for energy efficiency. The best combinations of methods were used in real implementation for confirmation.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Networks lifetime protocols simulations MAC T-MAC SEER BEAR HEED 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariusz Słabicki
    • 1
  • Bartosz Wojciechowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Engineering, Control and RoboticsWrocław University of TechnologyWrocławPoland

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