Int. J. of Sensor Networks   »   2015 Vol.17, No.4



Title: Energy-network performance trade-off in a slotted IEEE 802.15.4 network with acknowledged uplink transmissions


Authors: Cheick Tidjane Kone; Gil De Sousa; Jean-Denis Mathias


ESATIC, École Supérieure Africaine des TIC, Abidjan, Treichville, Km4, Bd de Marseille – 18 BP 1501 Abidjan 18, Côte d’Ivoire
Irstea, UR TSCF Technologies et systèmes d’information pour les agrosystèmes, F-63178 Aubière, France
Irstea, UR LISC Laboratoire d’ingénierie des systèmes complexes, F-63178 Aubière, France


Abstract: This paper provides an analysis of the performance of wireless sensor network (WSN) under the beacon-enabled slotted CSMA/CA of IEEE 802.15.4 Standard in non-saturation mode with acknowledged uplink and limited buffers. The performance metrics of a node considered are: reliability, average throughput per node, average packet delay and average energy consumption. An analytical model of energy is derived and used to analyse the average consumption of node. This model takes into account energy dissipation of the radio unit and also of the processing and the sensor units. All these performance metrics are evaluated with different parameters such as medium access control (MAC) parameters, network density and offer load per node in order to observe their influence and adjust them if necessary to obtain good performance.


Keywords: slotted CSMA/CA; IEEE 802.15.4; analytical modelling; network performance; energy modelling; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; performance trade-offs; acknowledged uplink transmissions; limited buffers; reliability; throughput per node; packet delay; energy consumption; medium access control; MAC parameters; network density; offer load per node.


DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2015.069581


Int. J. of Sensor Networks, 2015 Vol.17, No.4, pp.263 - 277


Available online: 26 May 2015



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