Smart cross-layer protocol integration for efficient wireless communications
by Antonio M. Ortiz; Teresa Olivares; Fernando Royo; Noel Crespi; Luis Orozco-Barbosa
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Vol. 20, No. 3, 2015

Abstract: The integration of protocols from different layers enables efficient wireless communications. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) represent the core of the internet of things (IoT). The growing number of nodes composing these networks requires effective node synchronisation and a correct network organisation in order to ensure data delivery to the destination nodes. This paper presents a cross-layer approach that integrates a synchronous TDMA MAC protocol with a smart routing approach, oriented to guarantee efficient communications of a set of wireless devices in the IoT. First, both approaches are detailed and individually tested by comparing them to similar approaches in the literature. Then, the cross-layer integration is described and tested, showing that both protocols are able to enhance the network performance when working together.

Online publication date: Thu, 26-Nov-2015

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email