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Towards dynamic polling: survey and analysis of channel polling mechanisms for wireless sensor networks


Department of Computer Science

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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

2016 International Conference on Intelligent Systems Engineering (ICISE)

Conference Location

Islamabad, Pakistan

Conference Dates

15-17 January 2016


84974623277 (Scopus)

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Abstract / Description

The tremendously increasing number of WSN applications calls for the efficient management of energy which is often achieved through developing the energy efficient MAC protocols. Polling based MAC protocols were introduced to achieve energy efficiency by making the nodes independently waking up and checking the channel activity. Dynamic polling is relatively a recent technique deployed in a number of asynchronous protocols; this type of polling ensures that nodes preserve the energy which can otherwise be lost in the activities of over hearing, idle listening, congestion and synchronization. This paper surveyed the recent WSN MAC protocols based on dynamic polling mechanism. In order to achieve better energy and delay performance, the suggestion for studying and selecting the polling interval distribution for MAC protocols has been made in the light of analysis.

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