Analytical model for delay distribution of PRMAC

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Conference Paper

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Author Affiliation

  • Shama Siddiqui is Ph.D. Scholar at the Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
  • Sayeed Ghani is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Conference Name

2013 11th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT)

Conference Location

Islamabad, Pakistan

Conference Dates

16-18 December 2013


84894162779 (Scopus)

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Abstract / Description

Delay is one of the most important parameters of interest while providing QOS guarantees for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Various MAC layer protocols for WSN have been proposed for efficient management of delay. Analyzing single hop and end to end delay using queuing analysis can provide significant help in modeling various real time WSN applications. This paper parameterizes the cross-layer analysis framework for investigating the single hop delay distribution of a cross layer WSN MAC protocol PRMAC. The analysis demonstrates how the methodology can be applied to a cross layer protocol embedding key details of the protocol such as impact of control packets (PION) modeling. An example of the analysis is illustrated using a single hop delay for a node with a small buffer.

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