Investigation of uncoordinated coexisting IEEE 802.15.4 networks with sleep mode for machine-to-machine communications

Chao Ma, Jianhua He, Zuoyin Tang, Wenyang Guan, Yue Li

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Abstract

The low-energy consumption of IEEE 802.15.4 networks makes it a strong candidate for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. As multiple M2M applications with 802.15.4 networks may be deployed closely and independently in residential or enterprise areas, supporting reliable and timely M2M communications can be a big challenge especially when potential hidden terminals appear. In this paper, we investigate two scenarios of 802.15.4 network-based M2M communication. An analytic model is proposed to understand the performance of uncoordinated coexisting 802.15.4 networks. Sleep mode operations of the networks are taken into account. Simulations verified the analytic model. It is observed that reducing sleep time and overlap ratio can increase the performance of M2M communications. When the networks are uncoordinated, reducing the overlap ratio can effectively improve the network performance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number940302
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Copyright © 2012 Chao Ma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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