Energy harvesting-aware contention tree-based access for wireless machine-to-machine networks
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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The Energy Harvesting-aware Contention Treebased Access (EH-CTA) protocol is presented in this paper as a novel Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) networks where enddevices are equipped with energy harvesters. The protocol is theoretically modeled to analyze its performance. A performance comparison with an EH-aware Dynamic Frame Slotted-ALOHA (EH-DFSA) shows its superior performance. While EH-DFSA requires an estimation of the number of contenders per frame in order to dynamically adjust the frame length, EH-CTA uses short and fixed frame lengths. This ensures scalability and facilitates synchronization in highly dense M2M networks.
CitationVázquez, F., Alonso, L., Alonso-Zárate, J. Energy harvesting-aware contention tree-based access for wireless machine-to-machine networks. A: IEEE International Conference on Communications. "2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) took place 22-27 May 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia". Kuala Lumpur: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, p. 1-6.