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Energy Efficient Cross-Layer Approach for Wireless Sensor Networks

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2015
Md. Imran Hossain Jony, Mohammad Rakibul Islam

Md. Imran Hossain Jony and Mohammad Rakibul Islam. Article: Energy Efficient Cross-Layer Approach for Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 127(10):31-37, October 2015. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

	author = {Md. Imran Hossain Jony and Mohammad Rakibul Islam},
	title = {Article: Energy Efficient Cross-Layer Approach for Wireless Sensor Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {127},
	number = {10},
	pages = {31-37},
	month = {October},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}


Energy minimization has become a burning issue for Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) which are mainly event based systems and rely on the collective effort of several micro-sensor nodes continuously observing a physical phenomenon. Energy efficient approaches or tools are the key to prolong the lifetime of the sensor nodes. This paper presents a cross-layer approach between the medium access control (MAC) and the network layer to achieve energy efficiency. Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) is used here as routing protocol in the network layer along with IEEE-802.11 protocol in the MAC layer. Simulation results show that cross-layer approach obtains significant energy savings compared with traditional approaches.


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Wireless sensor network, Cross-layer, MAC, AODV, Energy Consumption, Goodput, Throughput.