International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB)

ISSN: 2074-9023 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9031 (Online)

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IJIEEB Vol.6, No.5, Oct. 2014

Performance Analysis of MAC Layer Protocols in Wireless Sensor Network

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Hameeza Ahmed, Muhammad Khurram

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OMNeT++;MiXiM;Wireless Sensor Network;MAC Layer Protocols;Mobility


Media Access Control (MAC) layer protocols have a critical role in making a typical Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) more reliable and efficient. Choice of MAC layer protocol and other factors including number of nodes, mobility, traffic rate and playground size dictates the performance of a particular WSN. In this paper, the performance of an experimental WSN is evaluated using different MAC layer protocols. In this experiment, a WSN is created using OMNeT++ MiXiM network simulator and its performance in terms of packet delivery ratio and mean latency is evaluated. The simulation results show that IEEE 802.11 MAC layer protocol performs better than CSMA, B-MAC and IEEE 802.15.4 MAC layer protocols. In the considered scenario, IEEE 802.15.4 is ranked second in performance, followed by CSMA and B-MAC.

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Hameeza Ahmed, Muhammad Khurram,"Performance Analysis of MAC Layer Protocols in Wireless Sensor Network", IJIEEB, vol.6, no.5, pp.44-52, 2014. DOI: 10.5815/ijieeb.2014.05.07


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