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2010
ACM

Design and evaluation of a versatile and efficient receiver-initiated link layer for low-power wireless

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Design and evaluation of a versatile and efficient receiver-initiated link layer for low-power wireless
We present A-MAC, a receiver-initiated link layer for low-power wireless networks that supports several services under a unified architecture, and does so more efficiently and scalably than prior approaches. A-MAC's versatility stems from layering unicast, broadcast, wakeup, pollcast, and discovery above a single, flexible synchronization primitive. AMAC's efficiency stems from optimizing this primitive and with it the most consequential decision that a low-power link makes: whether to stay awake or go to sleep after probing the channel. Today's receiver-initiated protocols require more time and energy to make this decision, and they exhibit worse judgment as well, leading to many false positives and negatives, and lower packet delivery ratios. A-MAC begins to make this decision quickly, and decides more conclusively and correctly in both the negative and affirmative. A-MAC's scalability comes from reserving one channel for the initial handshake and different chann...
Prabal Dutta, Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Yin Chen, C
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where SENSYS
Authors Prabal Dutta, Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Yin Chen, Chieh-Jan Mike Liang, Andreas Terzis
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