Conference Proceedings

Optimizing the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC

Feng Shu, Taka Sakurai, Hai L Vu, Moshe Zukerman

TENCON 2006 - 2006 IEEE REGION 10 CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-4 | IEEE | Published : 2006


This paper optimally determines the IEEE 802.15.4 medium access control (MAC) attributes macBeaconOrder (BO) and macSuperframeOrder (SO) (by which the periods of time that the sensor is active and non-active can be computed) such that the overall energy consumption of the network is minimized. Considering an IEEE 802.15.4 beacon-enabled network laid out in a single-hop star topology, we evaluated the performance of the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC through simulation. Numerical results show that the optimal solutions of BO and SO can be obtained for a range of user-specific quality of service requirements, such as proportion of successful packet transmissions and maximum delay constraint. © 2006 IEEE.


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National ICT Australia (NICTA) and the Australian Research Council (ARC).