Asynchronous Duty Cycling Mac Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks: A survey

Yong Shi, Beakcheol Jang

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In this paper, we introduce existing asynchronous duty cycling MAC protocols for WSNs. We first outline important issues for the design of MAC layer protocols. We categorize existing duty cycling MAC protocols proposed for WSNs into the preamble sampling MAC protocol and the beacon frame MAC protocol. We introduce them describing their advantages and disadvantages. Finally, we present an analysis table that compares performance of each MAC protocol based on the design issue we define.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-267
Number of pages13
JournalFar East Journal of Electronics and Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun

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© 2016 Pushpa Publishing House, Allahabad, India.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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