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dc.contributor.authorShafiullah, G.
dc.contributor.authorThompson, A.
dc.contributor.authorWolfs, Peter
dc.contributor.authorAli, S.
dc.identifier.citationShafiullah, G. and Thompson, A. and Wolfs, Peter and Ali, S. 2008. Energy-efficient TDMA MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks applications, in Unknown (ed), Computer and Information Technology, 2008. ICCIT 2008. 11th International Conference, Dec 24 2008, pp. 85-90. Khulna, Bangladesh: IEEE.

The availability of low-powered and cheap microprocessors, radio frequency integrated circuits and the development of new wireless communication techniques, make the wireless sensor networks (WSN) one of todays most promising technologies. Minimizing energy consumption and maximizing the lifetime of the networks are key requirements in the design of sensor network applications. Optimally designed medium access control (MAC) and routing protocols minimize energy consumption and prolong the network life. In this study, we have investigated an energy-efficient adaptive TDMA (EA-TDMA) protocol for railway applications that used in communication between sensor nodes and the cluster-head (CH) placed in a railway wagon. This protocol is suitable for medium traffic applications and reduces energy consumption by shortening the idle period when devices have no data to transmit. We have developed an analytical model for EA-TDMA and compared its performance with conventional TDMA and bit-map-assisted (BMA) protocols.

dc.subjectaccess protocols
dc.subjecttime division multiple access
dc.subjectrouting protocols
dc.subjectrailway rolling stock
dc.subjectwireless sensor networks
dc.subjectradiofrequency integrated circuits
dc.subjecttelecommunication traffic
dc.subjectrailway communication
dc.titleEnergy-efficient TDMA MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks applications
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleComputer and Information Technology, 2008. ICCIT 2008. 11th International Conference
dcterms.source.seriesComputer and Information Technology, 2008. ICCIT 2008. 11th International Conference
dcterms.source.conferenceComputer and Information Technology, 2008. ICCIT 2008. 11th International Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateDec 24 2008
dcterms.source.conferencelocationKhulna, Bangladesh

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curtin.facultyDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering
curtin.facultySchool of Engineering
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering

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