Traffic Aware Wireless Sensor Networks MAC Protocol for Smart Grid Applications Using Spiral Backoff Mechanism

Musse Mohamud Ahmed, S.M. Sadakatul Bari, Mohamed Hadi Habaebi, Sheroz Khan, Farhat Anwar
2014 2014 International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering  
IEEE 802.15.4 standard provides a low cost, low power wireless sensor network solution for smart grid communication networks. This standard uses slotted Carrier Sense Multiple Access-Collision Avoidance (CSMA-CA) with binary exponential back off algorithm (BEB) to avoid collision between the sensor nodes. However, BEB does not consider the traffic characteristics which degrade the smart grid network performance. In this paper, a traffic aware spiral back off mechanism is proposed to improve the
more » ... network performance. Simulation results show that proposed spiral back off algorithm reduces the end-to-end delay and increase packet delivery ratio (PDR) for real time data.
doi:10.1109/iccce.2014.94 fatcat:a4lkddvpnbac5afj6rnkbp2p5i