An Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks

Yongsheng SHI, T. Aaron GULLIVER
2009 Wireless Sensor Network  
A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a collection of nodes equipped with wireless communications and a networking capability without central network control. Nodes in a MANET are free to move and organize themselves in an arbitrary fashion. Energy-efficient design is a significant challenge due to the characteristics of MANETs such as distributed control, constantly changing network topology, and mobile users with limited power supply. The IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol includes a power saving
more » ... , but it has many limitations. A new energy-efficient MAC protocol (EE-MAC) is proposed in this paper. It is shown that EE-MAC performs better than IEEE 802.11 power saving mode and exceeds IEEE 802.11 with respect to balancing network throughput and energy savings.
doi:10.4236/wsn.2009.15049 fatcat:7yd55bfb3zf2dd5wpzwvq2gx5i