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A Cross-Layer Framework Design for the Embedded Middleware in Mobility Applications (EMMA) Project

Lookup NU author(s): Mohamad Jambli, Dr Alan Tully, Dr Kirusnapillai Selvarajah



The severe energy constraints of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) require energy-efficient communication protocols in order to fulfill the objectives of the application. Cross-layer design is a technique which can potentially be used to improve the overall performance of WSNs by way of jointly optimizing and exploiting the interactions between various layers of the network protocol stack. In this paper, we propose a cross-layer framework design for the Embedded Middleware in Mobility Applications (EMMA) project. This optimization agent based framework design provides efficient data exchange between the various protocol layers via a state repository to improve the performance of WSN applications in terms of memory consumption and processing overhead.

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Author(s): Jambli M N, Tully A, Selvarajah K, Lachenmann A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2007

Pages: 7

Print publication date: 01/07/2007

Source Publication Date: July 2007

Report Number: 1036

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne