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A Survey on Scheduling Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks

by Sumit Kumar, Siddhartha Chauhan
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 20 - Number 5
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors: Sumit Kumar, Siddhartha Chauhan

Sumit Kumar, Siddhartha Chauhan . A Survey on Scheduling Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications. 20, 5 ( April 2011), 7-13. DOI=10.5120/2432-3271

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author = { Sumit Kumar, Siddhartha Chauhan },
title = { A Survey on Scheduling Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { April 2011 },
volume = { 20 },
number = { 5 },
month = { April },
year = { 2011 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 7-13 },
numpages = {9},
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
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Wireless sensor networks(WSN) have wide range of application such as traffic analysis, environmental monitoring, industrial process monitoring, and tactical systems. Large-scale wireless sensor networks are expected to play increasingly important role in future civilian and military application. Designing of MAC layer protocol for wireless sensor network is a challenging task due to limited battery power and limited bandwidth. Time Division Multiple Access Protocol solves both problems at the level of MAC layer. Various scheduling method for TDMA protocol with different objective have been proposed for wireless sensor networks. In this paper, we first outline the sensor network properties that are crucial for the design of TDMA protocols and then, we describe several TDMA protocols which are proposed for sensor networks. Finally, we point out open research issue with regard to TDMA protocols.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


TDMA MAC Layer Scheduling Latency Wireless sensor network(WSN)