Monthly Archives: October 2013

Vol. 68, n° 9-10, September-October 2013
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DEC-MAC: delay- and energy-aware cooperative medium access control protocol for wireless sensor networks

Mohammad Helal Uddin Ahmed1, Md. Abdur Razzaque2, and Choong Seon Hong1
1 Kyung Hee University, Suwon, South Korea
2 University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Abstract This paper deals with two critical issues in wireless sensor networks: reducing the end-to-end packet delivery delay and increasing the network lifetime through the use of cooperative communications. Here, we propose a delay- and energy-aware cooperative medium access control (DEC-MAC) protocol, which trades off between the packet delivery delay and a node’s energy consumption while selecting a cooperative relay node.» Read the summary

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