Firing Offset Adjustment of Bio-Inspired DESYNC-TDMA to Improve Slot Utilization Performances in Wireless Sensor Networks

2017 KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems  
The wireless sensor network (WSN) is a key technology to support the Internet of things (IoT) paradigm. The efficiency of the MAC protocol in WSN is very important to take scalability with restricted wireless resources. The DESYNC-TDMA has an advantage of simple distributed slot allocation inspired by nature, but there is a critical disadvantage of split slots by firing message. The basic split slot model has less efficiency for continuous packet transmitting because of wasting of the slots
more » ... than the packet size. In this paper, we propose a firing offset adjustment scheme to improve the efficiency of slot utilizations, which can manage the slot assigned to each node as a single large block, called the single slot model. The performance analysis models for both the existing and the proposed schemes are also derived. Experimental results show that the proposed method provide better efficiency of slot utilization than the existing schemes without any loss of the nature of the desynchronization.
doi:10.3837/tiis.2017.03.014 fatcat:igvzjuo64raiheorio3u2y6l7i