Throughput Enhancement of Wireless Sensor Networks with IEEE 802.15.4 MAC based on Channel Allocation

International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering
© 2015 by SSRG - IJECE Journal
Volume 2 Issue 7
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Mini S. P. , S. Viswanatha Rao and Sakuntala S. Pillai
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Mini S. P. , S. Viswanatha Rao and Sakuntala S. Pillai, "Throughput Enhancement of Wireless Sensor Networks with IEEE 802.15.4 MAC based on Channel Allocation," SSRG International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering, vol. 2,  no. 7, pp. 41-45, 2015. Crossref,


IEEE 802.15.4 standard was especially designed to provide specifications for simple, low data rate, ultra low power and economical wireless personal area networks (WPANs). By exploiting the 16 non-interfering channels supported by IEEE 802.15.4, we can improve the channel capacity of wireless sensor networks. This paper analyses the performance of a channel assignment method based on 3-hop neighborhood which enhances the throughput of 802.15.4 MAC by reducing the number of packets dropped. Simulation results using NS2 demonstrates improvement in throughput and reduction in average end to end delay.


Wireless personal area network, IEEE 802.15.4, throughput, multi-channel MAC.


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