Journal of Computer Science

Optimal Power Control with Overhearing Avoidance for Wireless Sensor Networks

M. Ramakrishnan and P. Vanaja Ranjan

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2009.297.301

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 5, Issue 4

Pages 297-301


Problem statement: Extending lifetime of the battery operated wireless sensor nodes through the design of low power medium access control protocols dealt in this study. Approach: In this study energy efficient Optimal Power Control MAC with Overhearing Avoidance (OPC-OA) was proposed. The transmission power of every node was dynamically changed for the optimal connectivity between nodes. The optimal transmission power for a link was estimated in this OPC-AC algorithm by measuring the link quality by using RSSI. The energy consumption analysis of proposed MAC had been done in MATLAB based discrete event simulation. Results: The comparison of energy consumption analysis of the proposed MAC with the On Demand Transmission Power Control (ODTPC) had been done. Conclusion: The results showed the proposed transmission power control MAC with overhearing avoidance outperforms the On Demand Transmission Power Control (ODTPC) in terms of energy consumption.


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