A Medium Access Control Protocol for Multi-Channel Wireless Sensor Networks


  • Siddhartha Adhyapok, Bhaskar Bhuyan, Anand Sharma, Hiren Kumar Deva Sarma


Analytical Hierarchy Process, Wireless Sensor Networks, Cluster, Energy Efficient, Multi-channel Wireless Sensor Networks, Mobility.


This study proposes a medium access control (MAC) mechanism for multi-channel wireless sensor networks.  The suggested protocol is based on clustering. The sensor field under consideration is clustered virtually. In order to choose the cluster head nodes, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) based method is used. AHP is an efficient tool for decision-making process. Each cluster in the network has a random number of fixed and mobile sensor nodes. Moreover, the sensor nodes support multi-channel communications. Data communication takes place in two different phases. Data is forwarded from the source node to the cluster head node, which then either directly or via many hops passes it to the sink. In the proposed method, the channel allocations happen in an energy efficient manner. The proposed protocol has been evaluated for its performance through Matlab 7.1. The effectiveness of the suggested protocol has been assessed and contrasted with that of RTMAC (Receiver-Initiated MAC Protocol) and MCPS (Multi-Channel Preamble Sampling). In comparison to these two protocols, the suggested protocol performs improved in terms of energy efficiency, throughput, and end-to-end delay. The work's future scope is described.


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Siddhartha Adhyapok. (2024). A Medium Access Control Protocol for Multi-Channel Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering, 12(21s), 3560 –. Retrieved from https://ijisae.org/index.php/IJISAE/article/view/6082



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