A Control Channel Based MAC Protocol for Time Critical and Emergency Communications in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks

Raza, M., Le-Minh, H., Aslam, N., Hussain, S. and Ellahi, W. (2017) A Control Channel Based MAC Protocol for Time Critical and Emergency Communications in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks. In: International Conference on Communication, Computing and Digital Systems (C-CODE), Islamabad, Pakistan, 8-9 March 2017, pp. 122-126. ISBN 9781509044481 (doi:10.1109/C-CODE.2017.7918914)

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Abstract

For time critical applications in industrial environments, failure in communication or unwanted delay can have devastating effects. It is therefore, important that Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSNs) offer reliable communication platform for time critical applications without violating the hard deadlines. In this paper, a MAC protocol for time critical and emergency communications is proposed. The proposed protocol, EE-MAC incorporates emergency communication and allows immediate channel access for such data. The paper presents mathematical model of the proposed protocol. For evaluation purposes, the performance of EE-MAC is compared to IEEE 802.15.4e LLDN. The results show that the proposed protocol offers up to 92% reduction in channel access delay of emergency communication at the cost of 5% to 15% increase in delay of non-critical and less time-sensitive data.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hussain, Dr Sajjad
Authors: Raza, M., Le-Minh, H., Aslam, N., Hussain, S., and Ellahi, W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISBN:9781509044481
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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