A low collision and high throughput data collection mechanism for large-scale super dense wireless sensor networks

Chunyang Lei, Hongxia Bie*, Gengfa Fang, Elena Gaura, James Brusey, Xuekun Zhang, Eryk Dutkiewicz

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Abstract

Super dense wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have become popular with the development of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and Vehicular-to-Vehicular (V2V) networks. While highly-dense wireless networks provide efficient and sustainable solutions to collect precise environmental information, a new channel access scheme is needed to solve the channel collision problem caused by the large number of competing nodes accessing the channel simultaneously. In this paper, we propose a space-time random access method based on a directional data transmission strategy, by which collisions in the wireless channel are significantly decreased and channel utility efficiency is greatly enhanced. Simulation results show that our proposed method can decrease the packet loss rate to less than 2% in large scale WSNs and in comparison with other channel access schemes for WSNs, the average network throughput can be doubled.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1108
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalSensors
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carrier sensing range
  • Data collection
  • Medium access control
  • Wireless sensor network

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