Cross-layer performance evaluation of sensor networks: Routing over energy efficient MAC

Hsing Jung Huang, Ling-Jyh Chen, Polly Huang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Delivering data in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is very challenging in that an ideal solution has to not only provide a reasonable data throughput, but also take into consideration a variety of constraints, such as battery life, computation capabilities, wireless interference, node mobility, and etc. As numerous solutions have been proposed in the past years, most designs have focused on the functionalities within a particular layer, i.e., routing protocol design in the network layer or MAC enhancements in the data link layer. However, the overall performance depends also on the interaction of mechanisms across layers. A comprehensive cross-layer performance evaluation is essential to a better understanding of the oversal system performance when deploying a new protocol. In this case study, we simulate the interaction between a more recently proposed routing protocol and a number of MAC protocols. The results show that the performance of the routing protocol varies as different MAC schemes are employed. In particular, the state-of-the-art MAC protocol might not perform the best with the routing protocl in study. No single combination dominates the other combinations in terms of all metrics in all cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPM2HW2N'08 - Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement, and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks
Pages124-130
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event3rd ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement, and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks, PM2HW2N 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2008 Oct 312008 Oct 31

Publication series

NamePM2HW2N'08 - Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement, and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks

Other

Other3rd ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement, and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks, PM2HW2N 2008
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period08/10/3108/10/31

Keywords

  • MAC
  • cross-layer design
  • routing
  • sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cross-layer performance evaluation of sensor networks: Routing over energy efficient MAC'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Huang, H. J., Chen, L-J., & Huang, P. (2008). Cross-layer performance evaluation of sensor networks: Routing over energy efficient MAC. In PM2HW2N'08 - Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement, and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks (pp. 124-130). (PM2HW2N'08 - Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement, and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks). https://doi.org/10.1145/1454630.1454649