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Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Assisted MAC for Wireless Networks: Protocol Design, Analysis, and Optimization [article]

Xuelin Cao, Bo Yang, Hongliang Zhang, Chongwen Huang, Chau Yuen, Zhu Han
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) is a promising reflective radio technology for improving the coverage and rate of future wireless systems by reconfiguring the wireless propagation environment.  ...  Motivated by this, we explore RIS-assisted communications at the medium access control (MAC) layer and propose an RIS-assisted MAC framework.  ...  Performance Optimization Based on the aforementioned performance analysis of the RIS-assisted MAC framework, the performance optimization for RIS-assisted SCMU communications can be formulated as: P1 :  ... 
arXiv:2103.12296v1 fatcat:qi3ns5r6y5csti23ikng6nmgt4

A Method for Dynamic Configuration of a Cognitive Radio

Troy Weingart, Douglas C. Sicker, Dirk Grunwald
2006 2006 1st IEEE Workshop on Networking Technologies for Software Defined Radio Networks  
Such reconfiguration requires an understanding of cross-layer interactions within the network protocol stack.  ...  Cognitive radios offer a broad range of opportunities for improving the use and utilization of radio frequency spectrum, and they also offer a host of exciting prospects in networking research.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Gary Yee, Brita Munsinger, and John Giacomoni for their assistance in this research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/sdr.2006.4286331 fatcat:alhqkvsve5andlf7v7ulnvjp3a

Software-Defined Networking meets Software-Defined Radio in Mobile Ad hoc Networks: State of the Art and Future Directions

Dimitrios Kafetzis, Spyridon Vassilaras, Georgios Vardoulias, Iordanis Koutsopoulos
2022 IEEE Access  
The aims of this survey article are to elaborate on cross-layer optimization, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Software-Defined Radio (SDR) as separate domains of wireless network design for which  ...  INDEX TERMS Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Software-Defined Radio (SDR), coexistence, Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs), Cross-layer design and optimization.  ...  Athanasios Doukas for the enlightening discussions and valuable comments on various SDR related subjects. The authors also wish to thank Mr.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3144072 fatcat:sd2a2veiznca7kz2esmhiyawqq

Wireless Sensor Networks for Space Applications: Network Architecture and Protocol Enhancements

2009 Sensors & Transducers  
design and protocols for optimized operation in geo-station environments.  ...  This paper will present challenges and opportunities of wireless sensor networks in space applications, and the investigation of system and protocol design for efficient performance monitoring.  ...  Protocol-level Optimizations In this section we describe the crucial sensor network algorithms and design optimizations required for performance monitoring in space environments.  ... 
doaj:c3590309d4c044a1b2b9540fcf102ee3 fatcat:gxh3fnvasnavbou7smsf2zaqwa

Current Trends on Green Wireless Sensor Networks

J. Carlos López-Ardao, Raúl F. Rodríguez-Rubio, Andrés Suárez-González, Miguel Rodríguez-Pérez, M. Estrella Sousa-Vieira
2021 Sensors  
The issue of energy balancing in Wireless Sensor Networks is a pivotal one, crucial in their deployment.  ...  In this article, we survey the main contributions in these three areas and identify the main trending topics in recent research. A discussion and some future directions are also included.  ...  Wu and Zhang [202] explore the use of Intelligent Reflecting Surface (IRS) assisted SWIPT scenario with a multi-antenna Access Point (AP) and both multiple single-antenna either information or energy  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21134281 pmid:34201485 fatcat:2xgqpsrlvbarppp5f7g6shg73e

Wireless sensor network survey

Jennifer Yick, Biswanath Mukherjee, Dipak Ghosal
2008 Computer Networks  
A wireless sensor network (WSN) has important applications such as remote environmental monitoring and target tracking.  ...  We classify the problems into three different categories: (1) internal platform and underlying operating system, (2) communication protocol stack, and (3) network services, provisioning, and deployment  ...  Cross-layer design considers the sharing of information across layers. For instance, a MAC protocol shares topology information with the network protocol to assist in route setup and maintenance.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2008.04.002 fatcat:6yrwuv2sajc37gqisbio5o4rnu

IEEE Access Special Section Editorial: Emerging Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks

Guangjie Han, Muhammad Imran, Danda B. Rawat, Sammy Chan, Fatos Xhafa
2021 IEEE Access  
wireless sensor networks (UWSNs) and introduces the typical underwater line sensor network medium access control (MAC) protocol.  ...  The article ''Research on underwater wireless sensor network and MAC protocol and location algorithm,'' by Xi et al., studies the medium access control (MAC) protocol and positioning technology of underwater  ...  His research interests include mobile and wireless networks, the Internet of Things, big data analytics, cloud computing, and information security.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3048580 fatcat:fxnwqo2q3fb2zndmxsv3vffpo4

State-of-the-art in protocol research for underwater acoustic sensor networks

Ian F. Akyildiz, Dario Pompili, Tommaso Melodia
2006 Proceedings of the 1st ACM international workshop on Underwater networks - WUWNet '06  
A detailed overview on the current solutions for medium access control, network, and transport layer protocols is given and open research issues are discussed.  ...  In this paper, architectures for twodimensional and three-dimensional underwater sensor networks are proposed.  ...  Medium Access Control Layer There has been intensive research on MAC protocols for ad hoc [15] and wireless terrestrial sensor networks [14] in the last decade.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1161039.1161043 dblp:conf/mobicom/AkyildizPM06 fatcat:hzukurlwhzdbvmsvtxst4ol3ri

A survey on wireless body area networks

Benoît Latré, Bart Braem, Ingrid Moerman, Chris Blondia, Piet Demeester
2010 Wireless networks  
An overview of the current research on the physical layer, existing MAC and network protocols is given. Further, cross layer and quality of service is discussed.  ...  The increasing use of wireless networks and the constant miniaturization of electrical devices has empowered the development of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs).  ...  As networking in Wireless Sen-sor Networks has some points in common with networking in WBANs, it is useful to consider the research in MAC-protocols designed for WSNs.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11276-010-0252-4 fatcat:jbewcgrxavhkpcupvu7lcyoicy

A Survey of Body Sensor Networks

Xiaochen Lai, Quanli Liu, Xin Wei, Wei Wang, Guoqiao Zhou, Guangyi Han
2013 Sensors  
The technology of sensor, pervasive computing, and intelligent information processing is widely used in Body Sensor Networks (BSNs), which are a branch of wireless sensor networks (WSNs).  ...  Reference [35] placed emphasis on network communication, discussing the issues of physical layer, MAC layer, network layer and routing protocols in detail.  ...  We thank Feng Xia for his suggestion about organization of content, Xingliang Pan for his English polishing, and especially Daowei Cheng for his outstanding work of material collection.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s130505406 pmid:23615581 pmcid:PMC3690007 fatcat:3etbvzzqrrchvgq54d6k2w4miu

Toward End-to-End, Full-Stack 6G Terahertz Networks [article]

Michele Polese, Josep Jornet, Tommaso Melodia, Michele Zorzi
2020 arXiv   pre-print
However, integrating this technology in complex mobile networks requires a proper design of the full communication stack, to address link- and system-level challenges related to network setup, management  ...  This paper provides an overview of the issues that need to be overcome to introduce the terahertz spectrum in mobile networks, from a MAC, network and transport layer perspective, with considerations on  ...  These research questions, and the insights we provided in the paper, could be used as a starting point to further progress the full-stack, end-to-end analysis and design of terahertz networks, to fully  ... 
arXiv:2005.07989v2 fatcat:yx5vl74t7nfnhgun2kmjqvqayy

The Use of Meta-Surfaces in Vehicular Networks

Barbara M. Masini, Cristiano M. Silva, Ali Balador
2020 Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks  
The objective of this paper is to highlight the limits of current wireless access technologies for vehicular scenarios and to discuss the potential impact of a smart environment made of reconfigurable  ...  Even if analytical and based on simplified assumptions, this model has been validated through simulations and allows to compare the performance of the network with and without reconfigurable meta-surfaces  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Alessandro Bazzi and Alberto Zanella for helpful discussions and support, Marco di Renzo for his highlighting introduction to meta surfaces and Ian Akyildiz  ... 
doi:10.3390/jsan9010015 fatcat:syxpkdwy6zdp3dsisk5fkpfe2y

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) [chapter]

Liang Cheng, Qing Ye
2007 Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications  
Large numbers of simulation tools are available for WSN network till date, out of which some are dedicated towards wireless sensor networks and some for both wireless and wired networks.  ...  So, the area of Wireless Sensor Network is under rigorous research and development by various researchers across the globe to develop new algorithms, protocols and techniques to make WSN network more efficient  ...  Simulation Tools for Wireless Sensor Network To assist researchers in choosing correct simulator to develop new algorithms, protocols and techniques in Wireless Sensor Network, a detailed explanation of  ... 
doi:10.1201/noe1420043266.ch172 fatcat:zkhgwn755jc6dodnesbmni44y4

Multi-Technologies Network for IoT

Roberto Bomfin, Ivo Bizon, Ahmad Nimr, Christos Politis, Juan José Garrido Serrato, Miguel Cantero, Manuel Fuentes, David Martín-Sacristán, Gino Ciccone, Giuseppina Carpentieri, Anton Luca Robustelli, Jose Costa-Requena (+9 others)
2021 Zenodo  
In particular, this deliverable covers three aspects of the network, namely, i) radio access network, ii) core network, and iii) slicing and orchestration.  ...  In short, this deliverable targets at explaining the state of the current technologies applied to internet-of-things (IoT) networks and the planned innovations of iNGENIOUS.  ...  Thus, we focus on flexible PHY/MAC designs, which allow the reconfiguration of signals and multiuser multiplexing. To coordinate the access, random access protocols are employed, e.g.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4836190 fatcat:n2mbow4mfvdbxerghlspp3klke

IEEE Access Special Section Editorial: Mission-Critical Sensors and Sensor Networks (MC-SSN)

Qilian Liang, Tariq S. Durrani, Jinhwan Koh, Jing Liang, Yonghui Li, Xin Wang
2021 IEEE Access  
This Special Section on mission-critical sensors and sensor networks aimed to publish the most recent results in theories and methods of sensor design, networking, sensing, information management, and  ...  Algorithms are sought for fused and/or coherent cross-platform radio frequency (RF) sensing.  ...  The article ''A novel capture-aware TDMA-based MAC protocol for safety messages broadcast in vehicular ad hoc networks,'' by Wang et al., proposes a novel Capture-aware TDMA-based MAC (CT-MAC) protocol  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3068830 fatcat:mcmdtikg2vfqvokgu7pnm6xofq
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