COEXISTENCE OF DIFFERENT WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS - MAC Protocol Interference between X-MAC and Low Power Probing

Sven Zacharias, Thomas Newe, Sinead O’Keeffe, Elfed Lewis

Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are an emerging technology that will be widely deployed in the near future. Most WSNs operate on the 2.4 GHz band of the three free ISM frequency bands. The 2.4 GHz frequency band is already used by different wireless systems. With an increasing number of WSNs, the scenario of different WSNs operating on the same IEEE 802.15.4 frequency channel becomes more likely. WSN Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocols used today were not designed with this problem in mind. To date, the research focused on interference on the Physical Layer. This work analyses the jamming potential and the robustness of MAC Protocols, namely X-MAC and Low Power Probing (LPP), at the level of inter-network competition for medium access, when multiple WSNs are in range of each other operating on the same channel. The following parameters have been investigated and their effect on interference is shown: sampling time, channel check rate and payload.

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Zacharias S., Newe T., O’Keeffe S. and Lewis E. (2012). COEXISTENCE OF DIFFERENT WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS - MAC Protocol Interference between X-MAC and Low Power Probing . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS, ISBN 978-989-8565-01-3, pages 197-202. DOI: 10.5220/0003829601970202


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sensornets12,
author={Sven Zacharias and Thomas Newe and Sinead O’Keeffe and Elfed Lewis},
title={COEXISTENCE OF DIFFERENT WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS - MAC Protocol Interference between X-MAC and Low Power Probing},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,},
year={2012},
pages={197-202},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003829601970202},
isbn={978-989-8565-01-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,
TI - COEXISTENCE OF DIFFERENT WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS - MAC Protocol Interference between X-MAC and Low Power Probing
SN - 978-989-8565-01-3
AU - Zacharias S.
AU - Newe T.
AU - O’Keeffe S.
AU - Lewis E.
PY - 2012
SP - 197
EP - 202
DO - 10.5220/0003829601970202