Improving Energy Efficiency of Mobile WSN Using Reconfigurable Directional Antennas

Abstract : Reconfigurable directional antennas (RDA) bring new opportunities to reduce data collision in wireless sensor networks (WSN). In this letter, a new reconfigurable directional antenna-based receiver-Initiated cycled receiver (RDA-RICER) medium access control (MAC) protocol is proposed for WSN nodes equipped with switched antennas. A low complexity and energy efficient scanning process is embedded in RDA-RICER to identify the direction providing the highest received signal strength Indicator between two nodes. OMNeT++ simulation results for a single hop network show that data collision rate can be drastically reduced compared with related MAC protocols, leading to a significant decrease in energy consumption. Our approach is also validated in the field using WSN platforms equipped with a four-direction RDA, and powered by solar cells.
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Trong-Nhan Le, Alain Pegatoquet, Le Huy Trinh, Leonardo Lizzi, Fabien Ferrero. Improving Energy Efficiency of Mobile WSN Using Reconfigurable Directional Antennas. IEEE Communications Letters, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016, 20 (6), pp.1243-1246. ⟨10.1109/LCOMM.2016.2554544⟩. ⟨hal-01315335⟩

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