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EM-MAC: An energy-aware multi-channel MAC protocol for multi-hop wireless networks

TitleEM-MAC: An energy-aware multi-channel MAC protocol for multi-hop wireless networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSivanantha, A., B. Hamdaoui, M. Guizani, X. Cheng, and T. Znati
Conference Name8th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2012)
Pagination1159 - 1164
Date Published08/2012
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationLimassol, Cyprus
ISBN Number978-1-4577-1377-4
Abstract

We propose an energy-aware MAC protocol, referred to as EM-MAC, for multi-hop wireless networks with multi-channel access capabilities. EM-MAC relies on iMAC's efficient channel selection mechanism to resolve the medium contention on the common control channel, enabling wireless devices to select the best available data channel for data communication. Our protocol saves energy by allowing devices that have not gained access to the medium to switch to doze mode until the channel becomes idle again. Simulations results show that EM-MAC reduces energy consumption when compared with iMAC.

DOI10.1109/IWCMC.2012.6314370