Title: Cooperative retransmission-based MAC method for underwater sensor networks

Authors: H. Abdul Gaffar; P. Venkata Krishna

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India ' Department of Computer Science, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract: Designing a medium access control (MAC) is a challenging task for underwater sensor networks (USNs). In this paper, a cooperative retransmission-based medium access control (CRMAC) method for an underwater sensor network is proposed. When the direct transmission between the source node and the sender node failed, the retransmission initiated. Retransmission in the USN is done by the cooperative nodes. In CRMAC method, the cooperative nodes are selected based on virtual backoff algorithm method. The performance of CRMAC method is compared with slotted FAMA. The simulation results show that the proposed method performs well compared with slotted FAMA in terms of throughput and packet delivery ratio.

Keywords: underwater sensor networks; USN; virtual backoff; cooperative node; ARQ; single hop; cooperative retransmission; medium access control; MAC; NS-2; simulation; PDR; throughput.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2023.135855

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2023 Vol.26 No.3/4, pp.323 - 335

Received: 21 Jun 2017
Accepted: 10 Apr 2018

Published online: 09 Jan 2024 *

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