CCDC: A congestion control technique for duty cycling WSN MAC protocols

Beakcheol Jang, Wonyong Yoon

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Wireless Sensor Networks hold the limelight because of significant potential for distributed sensing of large geographical areas. The radio duty cycling mechanism that turns off the radio periodically is necessary for the energy conservation, but it deteriorates the network congestion when the traffic load is high, which increases the packet loss and the delay too. Although many papers for WSNs have tried to mitigate network congestion, none of them has mentioned the congestion problem caused by the radio duty cycling of MAC protocols. In this paper, we present a simple and efficient congestion control technique that operates on the radio duty cycling MAC protocol. It detects the congestion by checking the current queue size. If it detects the congestion, it extends the network capacity by adding supplementary wakeup times. Simulation results show that our proposed scheme highly reduces the packet loss and the delay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3809-3822
Number of pages14
JournalKSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 31

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2016R1D1A1B03930815).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 KSII.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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