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Energy-efficient synchronization algorithm for duty-cycle MAC protocols

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Harris Tsimenidis, Dr Wai Lok Woo


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© 2015 IEEE. Different variants of duty-cycle MAC protocols have been designed for wireless sensor networks to reduce energy consumption. However, the synchronization process of these protocols consumes a significant amount of energy. In this paper, we propose a new energy-efficient synchronization algorithm referred to as 1-Sync that can be easily integrated with duty-cycle MAC protocols. We compare 1-Sync with fixed periodic synchronization (F-Sync) algorithm and Intelligent Network Synchronization (INS) algorithm and show that 1-Sync outperforms F-Sync and INS in energy-efficiency over a wide range of node densities. Analytical models that describe the energy consumption behavior and synchronization performance of these synchronization algorithms are also presented.

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Author(s): Ng K-P, Tsimenidis CC, Woo WL

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: APWiMob 2015 - IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 255-260

Online publication date: 11/01/2016

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/APWiMob.2015.7374927

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ISBN: 9781479982905