WCSE 2018 ISBN: 978-981-11-7861-0
DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2018.06.040

Adaptive TDMA Based QoS-Aware MAC protocol for Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks

Dilip Kumar, Tarunpreet Kaur

Abstract— This paper presents an adaptive time division multiple access based energy efficient medium access control (ATDMA-MAC) protocol to handle the variable traffic load while maintaining the quality of service (QoS) assurance for delay-sensitive applications. The ATDMA-MAC protocol dynamically allocates time slots to the sensor nodes based on their queue length information to achieve minimum latency for a wide range traffic load. Furthermore, the analytical model of energy consumption has derived to demonstrate the superiority of the ATDMA-MAC protocol. Simulation results show that the proposed ATDMA-MAC protocol sends more data against existing TDMA based MAC protocols with minimum transmission latency and energy consumption.

Index Terms— wireless sensor networks, MAC, TDMA, latency, QoS

Dilip Kumar, Tarunpreet Kaur
SLIET Longowal, Punjab, INDIA


Cite: Dilip Kumar, Tarunpreet Kaur, "Adaptive TDMA Based QoS-Aware MAC protocol for Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 2018 the 8th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 222-226, Bangkok, 28-30 June, 2018.