MERLIN : cross-layer integration of MAC and routing for low duty-cycle sensor networks

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dc.contributor.authorRuzzelli, Antonio G.-
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)-
dc.contributor.authorJurdak, Raja-
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-13T15:43:32Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-13T15:43:32Z-
dc.date.copyright2007 Elsevier B.V.en
dc.date.issued2008-11-
dc.identifier.citationAd Hoc Networksen
dc.identifier.issn1570-8705-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/1247-
dc.description.abstractSensor network MAC protocols typically sacrifice packet latency to achieve energy efficiency. Such delays may well increase due to routing protocol operation. For this reason it is imperative that we attempt to quantify the end-to-end delay and energy consumption when jointly using low duty cycle MAC and routing protocols. In this paper, we present a comprehensive evaluation of MERLIN (MAC and efficient routing integrated with support for localization), a cross-layer protocol that integrates both MAC and routing features. In contrast to many sensor network protocols, it employs a multicast upstream and multicast downstream approach to relaying packets to and from the gateway. Simultaneous reception and transmission errors are notified by asynchronous burst ACK and negative burst ACK messages. A division of the network into timezones, together with an appropriate scheduling policy, enables the routing of packets to the closest gateway. An evaluation of MERLIN has been conducted through simulation, against both the SMAC and the ESR routing protocols (an improved version of the DSR algorithm). The results illustrate that the joint usage of both SMAC and ESR, in low duty cycle scenarios, causes extremely high end-to-end delays and prevents acceptable data delivery rate. MERLIN, as an integrated approach, notably reduces latency, resulting in nodes that can deliver data in a very low duty cycle, yielding a significant extension to network lifetime.en
dc.description.sponsorshipScience Foundation Irelanden
dc.format.extent559534 bytes-
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectWirelessen
dc.subjectSensoren
dc.subjectNetworken
dc.subjectMACen
dc.subjectRoutingen
dc.subjectProtocolen
dc.subjectEnergy-efficienten
dc.subjectAdaptiveen
dc.subjectAutonomousen
dc.subject.lcshWireless sensor networksen
dc.subject.lcshComputer network protocolsen
dc.subject.lcshWireless sensor networks--Energy consumptionen
dc.titleMERLIN : cross-layer integration of MAC and routing for low duty-cycle sensor networksen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.internal.availabilityFull text availableen
dc.internal.webversionshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.adhoc.2007.11.012-
dc.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.volume6en
dc.identifier.issue8en
dc.identifier.startpage1238en
dc.identifier.endpage1257en
dc.citation.otherSpecial issue: Energy efficient design in wireless ad hoc and sensor networksen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.adhoc.2007.11.012-
dc.neeo.contributorRuzzelli|Antonio G.|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorO'Hare|G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorJurdak|Raja|aut|-
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