comatose

The comprehensive MAC taxonomy database (comatose) is a collection of 327 wireless media/medium access protocols published between 1970 and 2017.

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1-hopMAC: An Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Avoiding 1 -hop Neighborhood Knowledge, Watteyne, T. and Bachir, A. and Dohler, M. and Barthel, D. and Auge-Blum, I., 2006

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An adaptive coordinated medium access control for wireless sensor networks, Ai, Jing and Kong, J. and Turgut, D., 2004

Hybrid protocol based on IEEE 802.15.4, combining scheduled slots and contention.

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An adaptive MAC protocol for real-time and reliable communications in medical cyber-physical systems, Xia, Feng and Wang, Linqiang and Zhang, Daqiang and He, Daojing and Kong, Xiangjie, 2015

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Real-time: Guaranteed
  • Routing: Unicast
  • Time model: Discrete
  • Topology: Centralized
  • Topology: Single-Hop
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ADAPT: a dynamically self-adjusting media access control protocol for ad hoc-networks, Chlamtac, I. and Farago, A. and Myers, A.D. and Syrotiuk, V.R. and Zaruba, G., 1999

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ADCA: An Asynchronous Duty Cycle Adjustment MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Chang, Yu-Chia and Jiang, Jehn-Ruey and Sheu, Jang-Ping and Shih, Hsin-Yi, 2008

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ADHOC: a new, flexible and reliable MAC architecture for ad-hoc networks, Borgonovo, F. and Capone, A. and Cesana, M. and Fratta, L., 2003

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AH-MAC: Adaptive Hierarchical MAC Protocol for Low-Rate Wireless Sensor Network Applications, Al-Sulaifanie, Adnan Ismail and Biswas, Subir and Khorsheed Al-Sulaifanie, Bayez, 2017

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AI-LMAC: an adaptive, information-centric and lightweight MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Chatterjea, S. and van Hoesel, L.F.W. and Havinga, P.J.M., 2004

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An address-light, integrated MAC and routing protocol for wireless sensor networks, Kulkarni, S. and Iyer, A. and Rosenberg, C., 2006

Features
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
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Alert: An Adaptive Low-Latency Event-Driven MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Namboodiri, Vinod and Keshavarzian, Abtin, 2008

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Channel usage: Multi
  • Radio: Carrier sense
  • Reliability: Retransmission
  • Time model: Discrete

Non-slotted ALOHA

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THE ALOHA SYSTEM: Another Alternative for Computer Communications, Abramson, Norman, 1970

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Applications: Serial console
  • Time model: Continuous
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ALOHA with discrete time slots

Features
  • Time model: Discrete
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AMAC: Traffic-Adaptive Sensor Network MAC Protocol through Variable Duty-Cycle Operations, Lee, Sang Hoon and Park, Joon Ho and Choi, L., 2007

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Design and Evaluation of a Versatile and Efficient Receiver-initiated Link Layer for Low-power Wireless, Dutta, Prabal and Dawson-Haggerty, Stephen and Chen, Yin and Liang, Chieh-Jan Mike and Terzis, Andreas, 2010

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A real-time and energy-efficient MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Kumar, Pardeep and Gunes, Mesut and Mushtaq, Qasim and Blywis, Bastian, 2009

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Energy-Aware TDMA-Based MAC for Sensor Networks, Arisha, Khaled and Youssef, Moustafa and Younis, Mohamed, 2002

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An Adaptive Schedule Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks, Bing, Liu and Lin, Zhang and Huimin, Zhang, 2007

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AS-MAC: An asynchronous scheduled MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Jang, Beakcheol and Lim, Jun Bum and Sichitiu, M.L., 2008

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An energy-efficient and low-latency \{MAC\} protocol with Adaptive Scheduling for multi-hop wireless sensor networks, Zhao, Y.Z. and Ma, M. and Miao, C.Y. and Nguyen, T.N., 2010

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Quality-of-service in ad hoc carrier sense multiple access wireless networks, Sobrinho, J.L. and Krishnakumar, A.S., 1999

Features
  • Real-time: Guaranteed
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BEAM: A Burst-aware Energy-efficient Adaptive MAC protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Anwander, M. and Wagenknecht, G. and Braun, T. and Dolfus, K., 2010

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BEST-MAC: Bitmap-Assisted Efficient and Scalable TDMA-Based WSN MAC Protocol for Smart Cities, Alvi, A. N. and Bouk, S. H. and Ahmed, S. H. and Yaqub, M. A. and Sarkar, M. and Song, H., 2016

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Increasing the efficiency of preamble sampling protocols for wireless sensor networks, Avvenuti, M. and Corsini, P. and Masci, P. and Vecchio, A., 2006

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Auto-adaptive MAC for energy-efficient burst transmissions in wireless sensor networks, Kuntz, R. and Gallais, A. and Noel, T., 2011

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BP-MAC: a high reliable backoff preamble MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Klein, Alexander and Klaue, Jirka and Schalk, Josef, 2009

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BRAM: The Broadcast Recognizing Access Method, Chlamtac, I. and Franta, William R. and Levin, K., 1979

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Breath: An Adaptive Protocol for Industrial Control Applications Using Wireless Sensor Networks, Park, Pangun and Fischione, C. and Bonivento, A. and Johansson, K.H. and Sangiovanni-Vincent, A., 2011

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Enhanced TDMA based MAC protocol for adaptive data control in wireless sensor networks, Alvi, A. N. and Bouk, S. H. and Ahmed, S. H. and Yaqub, M. A. and Javaid, N. and Kim, D., 2015

Even-triggerred, correlated bursts, cooperative static schedule based on PRNG, one control channel, multiple data channels (FDMA)

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BurstMAC — An efficient MAC protocol for correlated traffic bursts, Ringwald, M. and Romer, K., 2009

Features
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Channel access: Static schedule
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
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  • Routing:
  • Time model: Discrete
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Surviving Wi-fi Interference in Low Power ZigBee Networks, Liang, Chieh-Jan Mike and Priyantha, Nissanka Bodhi and Liu, Jie and Terzis, Andreas, 2010

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Energy efficient and QoS aware medium access control for wireless sensor networks, Yahya, B. and Ben-Othman, J., 2010

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CA-MAC: A Hybrid context-aware MAC protocol for wireless body area networks, Liu, Bin and Yan, Zhisheng and Chen, Chang Wen, 2011

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Performance Analysis of Connectivity Probability and Connectivity-Aware MAC Protocol Design for Platoon-Based VANETs, Shao, C. and Leng, S. and Zhang, Y. and Vinel, A. and Jonsson, M., 2015

Features
  • Applications: Vehicular mobile ad hoc network
Features
  • Time model: Discrete
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Floor Acquisition Multiple Access with Collision Resolution, Garcés, Rodrigo and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J. J., 1996

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Collision avoidance and resolution multiple access with transmission groups, Garces, R. and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J.J., 1997

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A protocol for topology-dependent transmission scheduling in wireless networks, Tang, Zhenyu and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J.J., 1999

Features
  • Time model: Discrete
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Spatial correlation-based collaborative medium access control in wireless sensor networks, Vuran, Mehmet C. and Akyildiz, I.F., 2006

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Cooperative Energy Harvesting-Adaptive MAC Protocol for WBANs, Esteves, Volker and Antonopoulos, Angelos and Kartsakli, Elli and Puig-Vidal, Manel and Miribel-Català, Pere and Verikoukis, Christos, 2015

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Collision Free Mobility Adaptive (CFMA) MAC for wireless sensor networks, Khan, BilalMuhammad and Ali, FalahH., 2013

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Implementation and experimental evaluation of a Collision-Free MAC protocol for WLANs, Sanabria-Russo, L. and Gringoli, F. and Barcelo, J. and Bellalta, B., 2015

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Channel-hopping multiple access, Tzamaloukas, A. and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J.J., 2000

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  1. CMAC - A multi-channel energy efficient MAC for wireless sensor networks, Chowdhury, K.R. and Nandiraju, N. and Cavalcanti, D. and Agrawal, D.P., 2006
  2. Channel Allocation and Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks, Chowdhury, Kaushik R. and Nandiraju, Nagesh and Chanda, Pritam and Agrawal, Dharma P. and Zeng, Qing-An, 2009
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C-MAC: Model-Driven Concurrent Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks, Sha, Mo and Xing, Guoliang and Zhou, Gang and Liu, Shucheng and Wang, Xiaorui, 2009

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Energy efficient and QoS aware medium access control for wireless sensor networks, Yahya, B. and Ben-Othman, J., 2010

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Coordinated Multichannel MAC Protocol for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Kim, Y. and Lee, M. and Lee, T. J., 2016

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A Cluster Based On-demand Multi-Channel MAC Protocol for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks, Li, Cheng and Wang, Pu and Chen, Hsiao-Hwa and Guizani, M., 2008

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C-PRMA: a centralized packet reservation multiple access for local wireless communications, Bianchi, G. and Borgonovo, F. and Fratta, L. and Musumeci, L. and Zorzi, M., 1997

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Crankshaft: An Energy-Efficient MAC-Protocol for Dense Wireless Sensor Networks, Halkes, G.P. and Langendoen, K.G., 2007

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A High Efficiency MAC Protocol for WLANs: Providing Fairness in Dense Scenarios, Sanabria-Russo, Luis and Barcelo, Jaume and Bellalta, Boris and Gringoli, Francesco, 2017

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Collision-minimizing CSMA and its applications to wireless sensor networks, Tay, Y.C. and Jamieson, K. and Balakrishnan, H., 2004

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IEEE 802.11 uses refinement

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Packet Switching in Radio Channels: Part I–Carrier Sense Multiple-Access Modes and Their Throughput-Delay Characteristics, Kleinrock, L. and Tobagi, F.A., 1975

Features
  • Time model: Discrete
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An M2M cognitive MAC protocol for overlaid OFDMA environments, Tarchi, Daniele and Fantacci, Romano and Marabissi, Dania, 2017

Features
  • Applications: Industrial
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Dynamic Allocation of Satellite Capacity Through Packet Reservation, Roberts, Lawrence G., 1973

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A MAC protocol for delay-bounded applications in wireless sensor networks, Bacco, Guido Di and Melodia, Tommaso and Cuomo, Francesca, 2004

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A new multi-channel MAC protocol with on-demand channel assignment for multi-hop mobile ad hoc networks, Wu, Shih-Lin and Lin, Chih-Yu and Tseng, Yu-Chee and Sheu, Jang-Ping, 2000

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A Multi-channel MAC Protocol with Power Control for Multi-hop Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Wu, Shih-Lin and Tseng, Yu-Chee and Lin, Chih-Yu and Sheu, Jang-Ping, 2002

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A Low Duty Cycle MAC Protocol for Directional Wireless Sensor Networks, Nur, Fernaz Narin and Sharmin, Selina and Razzaque, Md. Abdur and Islam, Md. Shariful and Hassan, Mohammad Mehedi, 2017

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Dynamic Cooperative MAC Protocol for Navigation Carrier Ad Hoc Networks: A DiffServ-Based Approach, Gao, Chao and Zeng, Bin and Lu, Jianhua and Zhao, Guorong, 2017

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Distributed energy aware MAC layer protocol for wireless sensor networks, Ramaraju Kalidindi, Lydia Ray and Kannan, Rajgopal and Iyengar, Sitharama, 2003

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DESYNC: Self-organizing Desynchronization and TDMA on Wireless Sensor Networks, Degesys, Julius and Rose, Ian and Patel, Ankit and Nagpal, Radhika, 2007

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Full-Duplex MAC Protocol Design and Analysis, Liao, Y. and Bian, K. and Song, L. and Han, Z., 2015

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DGRAM: A Delay Guaranteed Routing and MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Shanti, C. and Sahoo, A., 2010

Features
  • Real-time: Guaranteed
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Design and implementation of a QoS-aware \{MAC\} protocol for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks, Yigitel, M. Aykut and Incel, Ozlem Durmaz and Ersoy, Cem, 2011

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A distributed media access control (dmac) for wireless atm networks, Holtkamp, Ralf and Ebert, Jean-pierre and Wolisz, Adam and Ramel, Louis and Fokus, Also Gmd, 1997

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An adaptive energy-efficient and low-latency MAC for tree-based data gathering in sensor networks, Lu, Gang and Krishnamachari, Bhaskar and Raghavendra, Cauligi S., 2007

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Ultra-low power, tree-routing, local time synchronization, local TDMA schedules (collisions can occur!), static slot assignment to joining nodes, beacon time-synchronization

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Dozer: Ultra-Low Power Data Gathering in Sensor Networks, Burri, N. and von Rickenbach, P. and Wattenhofer, R., 2007

Features
  • Channel access: Static schedule
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
  • Reliability: Retransmission
  • Time model: Discrete
  • Topology: Multi-Hop
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A simple distributed PRMA for MANETs, Jiang, Shengming and Rao, Jianqiang and He, Dajiang and Ling, Xinhua and Ko, Chi Chung, 2002

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D-PRMA: A Dynamic Packet Reservation Multiple Access Protocol for Wireless Communications, Alasti, Mehdi and Farvardin, Nariman, 1999

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Distributed Priority Scheduling and Medium Access in Ad Hoc Networks, Kanodia, Vikram and Li, Chengzhi and Sabharwal, Ashutosh and Sadeghi, Bahareh and Knightly, Edward, 2002

Features
  • Deployment: Ad-hoc
  • Other features: Quality of Service
  • Topology: Multi-Hop
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DPS-MAC: An Asynchronous MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Wang, Heping and Zhang, Xiaobo and Naït-Abdesselam, Farid and Khokhar, Ashfaq, 2007

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An efficient demand-assignment multiple access protocol for wireless packet (ATM) networks, Karol, MarkJ. and Liu, Zhao and Eng, KaiY., 1995

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Medium Access Control Protocol for transparent ATM Access in MBS, Petras, Dietmar, 1995

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Medium access control with a dynamic duty cycle for sensor networks, Lin, Peng and Qiao, Chunming and Wang, Xin, 2004

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A Distributed Multi-Channel MAC Protocol for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks, Almotairi, K. H. and Shen, X. (., 2015

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Indoor radio environment considerations in selecting a media access control protocol for wideband radio data communications, Haines, R.J. and Aghvami, A.H., 1993

Features
  • Channel access: Polling
  • Deployment: Static
  • Routing: Unicast
  • Time model: Continuous
  • Topology: Centralized
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DW-MAC: A Low Latency, Energy Efficient Demand-wakeup MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Sun, Yanjun and Du, Shu and Gurewitz, Omer and Johnson, David B., 2008

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Ordered Packet Scheduling in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Mechanisms and Performance Analysis, Kanodia, V. and Sabharwal, A. and Sadeghi, B. and Knightly, E., 2002

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Advanced MAC Protocol with Energy-Efficiency for Wireless Sensor Networks, Kim, Jae-Hyun and Kim, Ho-Nyeon and Kim, Seog-Gyu and Choi, Seung-Jun and Lee, Jai-Yong, 2005

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Energy-Efficient and Reliable Medium Access in Sensor Networks, Jain, Vivek and Biswas, Ratnabali and Agrawal, D.P., 2007

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Energy-Aware Low Power Listening for Sensor Networks, Jurdak, R. and Baldi, P. and Lopes, C., 2005

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EchoRing: A Low-Latency, Reliable Token-Passing MAC Protocol for Wireless Industrial Networks, Dombrowski, C. and Gross, J., 2015

Features
  • Channel access: Token-passing
  • Applications: Industrial
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An implicit prioritized access protocol for wireless sensor networks, Caccamo, M. and Zhang, L.Y. and Sha, Lui and Buttazzo, G., 2002

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Performance of Energy-Efficient Cooperative MAC Protocol with Power Backoff in MANETs, Zhang, Xiaoying and Guo, Lei and Anpalagan, Alagan and Khwaja, Ahmed Shaharyar, 2017

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EEDF-MAC: An energy efficient MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Mohiuddin, M.M. and Adithyan, I. and Rajalakshmi, P., 2013

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Advantages of a TDMA based, energy-efficient, self-organizing MAC protocol for WSNs, van Hoesel, L.F.W. and Nieberg, T. and Kip, H.J. and Havinga, P.J.M., 2004

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EM-MAC: A Dynamic Multichannel Energy-efficient MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Tang, Lei and Sun, Yanjun and Gurewitz, Omer and Johnson, David B., 2011

Hybrid protocol for emergency response WSNs, low and high priority data, TDMA schedule in normal operation with short contention period to support node additions, nodes with high-priority packets can content for slot access by sending a request to the owner

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ER-MAC: A Hybrid MAC Protocol for Emergency Response Wireless Sensor Networks, Sitanayah, L. and Sreenan, C.J. and Brown, K.N., 2010

Features
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Channel access:
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
  • Deployment:
  • Real-time: Guaranteed
  • Time model: Discrete
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e-VeMAC: An enhanced vehicular MAC protocol to mitigate the exposed terminal problem, Nguyen, VanDung and Dang, Duc Ngoc Minh and Jang, Sungman and Hong, Choong Seon, 2014

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Floor Acquisition Multiple Access (FAMA) for Packet-radio Networks, Fullmer, Chane L. and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J. J., 1995

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FAMA-PJ: A Channel Access Protocol for Wireless LANs, Fullmer, Chane L. and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J. J., 1995

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Energy-efficient, application-aware medium access for sensor networks, Rajendran, V. and Garcia-Luna-Aveces, J.J. and Obraczka, K., 2005

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Design and Implementation of a Wireless Fieldbus for Plastic Machineries, Flammini, A. and Marioli, D. and Sisinni, E. and Taroni, A., 2009

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FlexiMAC: A flexible TDMA-based MAC protocol for fault-tolerant and energy-efficient wireless sensor networks, Lee, W.L. and Datta, A. and Cardell-Oliver, R., 2006

Reduce contention

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Flip-MAC: A density-adaptive contention-reduction protocol for efficient any-to-one communication, Carlson, D. and Terzis, A., 2011

Features
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
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f-MAC: A Deterministic Media Access Control Protocol Without Time Synchronization, Roedig, Utz and Barroso, Andre and Sreenan, CormacJ., 2006

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Deployment: Static
  • Transmission initiation: Sender
  • Other features: Quality of Service
  • Real-time: Guaranteed
  • Routing: Broadcast
  • Time model: Continuous
  • Topology: Single-Hop
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Energy and latency control in low duty cycle MAC protocols, Li, Yuan and Ye, Wei and Heidemann, J., 2005

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A Five-Phase Reservation Protocol (FPRP) for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Zhu, Chenxi and Corson, M. S., 2001

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Fair deterministic packet access protocol: F-RAMA (fair resource assignment multiple access), Pinheiro, A.L.A. and de Marca, J.R.B., 1996

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A new protocol for the integration of voice and data over PRMA, Narasimhan, P. and Yates, R.D., 1996

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Funneling-MAC: A Localized, Sink-oriented MAC for Boosting Fidelity in Sensor Networks, Ahn, Gahng-Seop and Hong, Se Gi and Miluzzo, Emiliano and Campbell, Andrew T. and Cuomo, Francesca, 2006

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Supporting real-time multimedia traffic in a wireless LAN, Muir, Andrew and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, Jose J., 1997

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Time-Critical Data Delivery in Wireless Sensor Networks, Suriyachai, Petcharat and Brown, James and Roedig, Utz, 2010

Features
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Deployment:
  • Real-time: Guaranteed
  • Reliability: Retransmission
  • Time model: Discrete
  • Topology: Multi-Hop
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Wireless sensor network energy-adaptive mac protocol, Brownfield, M.I. and Mehrjoo, K. and Fayez, A.S. and Davis, N.J., IV, 2006

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A study of the energy saving and capacity improvement potential of power control in multi-hop wireless networks, Monks, J.P. and Ebert, J.-P. and Wolisz, A. and Hwu, W.-M.W., 2001

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Performance Study of a New MAC Algorithm to Reduce Energy and Delay in Wireless Sensor Networks, Gragopoulos, Ioannis and Tsetsinas, Ioannis and Karapistoli, Eirini and Paulidou, Fotini-Niovi, 2007

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Group randomly addressed polling with reservation for wireless integrated service networks, Chou, Hsiu-Fen and Lee, C.-H. and Chen, Kwang-Cheng, 1995

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GRAPO—optimized group randomly addressed polling for wireless data network, Li, Meng-Che and Chen, Kwang-Cheng, 1995

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Group randomly addressed polling with reservation for wireless integrated service networks, Chou, Hsiu-Fen and Lee, C.-H. and Chen, Kwang-Cheng, 1995

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Dynamic channel allocation with location awareness for multi-hop mobile ad hoc networks, Tseng, Yu-Chee and Chao, Chih-Min and Wu, Shih-Lin and Sheu, Jang-Ping, 2002

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Energy and latency control in low duty cycle MAC protocols, Li, Yuan and Ye, Wei and Heidemann, J., 2005

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Low power distributed MAC for ad hoc sensor radio networks, Guo, Chunlong and Zhong, Lizhi Charlie and Rabaey, J.M., 2001

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Energy-efficient TDMA medium access control protocol scheduling, {Havinga}, Paul J.M. and {Smit}, Gerard J.M., 2000

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HEH-BMAC: Hybrid polling MAC protocol for WBANs operated by human energy harvesting, Ibarra, Ernesto and Antonopoulos, Angelos and Kartsakli, Elli and Verikoukis, Christos, 2015

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A Novel Asynchronous, Energy Efficient, Low Transmission Delay MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Rashwand, S. and Misic, J. and Misic, V. and Biswas, S. and Haque, M.M., 2009

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WSN05-6: An Energy-Efficient Low-Latency MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Wang, Heping and Zhang, Xiaobo and Khokhar, A., 2006

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A hybrid multi-channel MAC protocol for wireless ad hoc networks, Dang, Duc Ngoc Minh and Hong, Choong Seon and Lee, Sungwon, 2015

Features
  • Channel usage: Multi
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Hop-reservation multiple access (HRMA) for ad-hoc networks, Yang, Zhenyu and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J.J., 1999

Features
  • Applications:
  • Time model: Discrete
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HYMAC: Hybrid TDMA/FDMA Medium Access Control Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Salajegheh, M. and Soroush, H. and Kalis, A., 2007

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
  • Channel usage: Multi
  • Real-time: Guaranteed
  • Time model: Discrete
  • Topology: Multi-Hop
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A Cross-Layer Approach for Minimizing Interference and Latency of Medium Access in Wireless Sensor Networks, Dezfouli, Behnam and Radi, Marjan and Razak, Shukor Abd, 2010

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An Integrated Voice and Data Transmission System with Idle Signal Multiple Access--Static Analysis--, Wu, Gang and Mukumoto, Kaiji and Fukuda, Akira, 1993

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A MAC Protocol for Medical Monitoring Applications of Wireless Body Area Networks, Shu, Minglei and Yuan, Dongfeng and Zhang, Chongqing and Wang, Yinglong and Chen, Changfang, 2015

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A Traffic Adaptive Multi-Channel MAC Protocol with Dynamic Slot Allocation for WSNs, Zhuo, S. and Wang, Z. and Song, Y. Q. and Wang, Z. and Almeida, L., 2016

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An Integrated Voice and Data Transmission System with Idle Signal Multiple Access--Dynamic Analysis, WU, Gang and MUKUMOTO, Kaiji and FUKUDA, Akira, 1993

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A MAC algorithm for energy-limited ad-hoc networks, Jin, Kyu-Tae and Cho, Dong-Ho, 2000

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A New Full Duplex MAC Protocol to Solve the Asymmetric Transmission Time, Kim, J. K. and Kim, W. K. and Kim, J. H., 2015

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Load-aware channel hopping protocol design for mobile ad hoc networks, Chao, Chih-Min and Tsai, Hsien-Chen and Huang, Chao-Ying, 2017

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A novel MAC layer protocol for space division multiple access in wireless ad hoc networks, Lal, D. and Toshniwal, R. and Radhakrishnan, R. and Agrawal, D.P. and Caffery, J., 2002

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L-CSMA: A MAC Protocol for Multihop Linear Wireless (Sensor) Networks, Buratti, C. and Verdone, R., 2016

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  1. An application-specific protocol architecture for wireless microsensor networks, Heinzelman, W.B. and Chandrakasan, A.P. and Balakrishnan, H., 2002
  2. Energy-efficient communication protocol for wireless microsensor networks, Heinzelman, W.R. and Chandrakasan, A. and Balakrishnan, H., 2000
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An Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Delay-Sensitive Wireless Sensor Networks, Suh, Changsu and Shrestha, DeepeshMan and Ko, Young-Bae, 2006

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LL-MAC: A low latency \{MAC\} protocol for wireless self-organised networks, Marín, I. and Arias, J. and Arceredillo, E. and Zuloaga, A. and Losada, I. and Mabe, J., 2008

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A lightweight medium access protocol (LMAC) for wireless sensor networks: Reducing preamble transmissions and transceiver state switches, Van Hoesel, Lodewijk FW and Havinga, Paul JM, 2004

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A Latency MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Fu, Chung-Jung and Lee, Ang-Hsi and Jin, Ming-Hui and Kao, Cheng-Yan, 2009

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LODMAC: Location oriented directional MAC protocol for FANETs, Temel, Samil and Bekmezci, Ilker, 2015

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A low power listening MAC with scheduled wake up after transmissions for WSNs, Cano, C. and Bellalta, B. and Sfairopoulou, A. and Barcelo, J., 2009

Stations overhear RTS/CTS and inhibit their transmission, random waiting on collisions, no carrier sense, slot time is duration of RTS packet, “time multiplexed btma with one channel”

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MACA-a new channel access method for packet radio, Karn, Phil, 1990

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Channel usage: Single
  • Time model: Discrete
  • Topology: Single-Hop
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MACA-BI (MACA By Invitation)-a receiver oriented access protocol for wireless multihop networks, Talucci, F. and Gerla, M. and Fratta, L., 1997

Features
  • Transmission initiation: Sender
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MACA-P: a MAC for concurrent transmissions in multi-hop wireless networks, Acharya, A. and Misra, A. and Bansal, S., 2003

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Real-time Support in Multihop Wireless Networks, Lin, Chunhung Richard and Gerla, Mario, 1999

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MAC specifications for a WPAN allowing both energy saving and guaranteed delay, Chalhoub, Gérard and Guitton, Alexandre and Misson, Michel, 2008

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MACAW: A Media Access Protocol for Wireless LAN's, Bharghavan, Vaduvur and Demers, Alan and Shenker, Scott and Zhang, Lixia, 1994

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MARCH: a medium access control protocol for multihop wireless ad hoc networks, Toh, C.K. and Vassiliou, V. and Guichal, G. and Shih, C.-H., 2000

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Fully distributed wireless MAC transmission of real-time data, Markowski, M.J. and Sethi, A.S., 1998

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MARR-ALOHA: A mobility adaptive variety of RR-ALOHA for vehicular ad-hoc networks, Liu, Ruilin and Xiang, Yong and Yang, Yanqing, 2012

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  1. MASCARA, a MAC protocol for wireless ATM, Bauchot, Frederic and Decrauzat, Stephane and Marmigere, Gerad and Merakos, Lazaros and Passas, Nikos, 1996
  2. The Magic WAND-functional overview, Mikkonen, J. and Aldis, J. and Awater, G. and Lunn, A. and Hutchison, David, 1998
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MaxMAC: A Maximally Traffic-Adaptive MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Hurni, Philipp and Braun, Torsten, 2010

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MC-LMAC: A multi-channel MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Incel, Ozlem Durmaz and van Hoesel, Lodewijk and Jansen, Pierre and Havinga, Paul, 2011

Features
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
  • Channel usage: Multi
  • Routing: Broadcast
  • Time model: Discrete
  • Topology: Multi-Hop
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Multi-code MAC for multi-hop wireless ad hoc networks, Jin, Kyu-Tae and Cho, Dong-Ho, 2002

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A Multi-Channel MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Chen, Xun and Han, Peng, 2006

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McMAC: A Parallel Rendezvous Multi-Channel MAC Protocol, Hoi-Sheung and So, W. and Walrand, J. and Mo, Jeonghoon, 2007

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A multichannel CSMA MAC protocol for multihop wireless networks, Nasipuri, A. and Zhuang, J. and Das, S.R., 1999

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Mobility-aware MAC protocol for delay-sensitive wireless sensor networks, Hameed, S.A. and Shaaban, E.M. and Faheem, H.M. and Ghoniemy, M.S., 2009

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Micro-Frame Preamble MAC for Multihop Wireless Sensor Networks, Bachir, A. and Barthel, D. and Heusse, M. and Duda, A., 2006

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A Mobility Adaptive Hybrid Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Raja, A. and Su, Xiao, 2008

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Mica: a wireless platform for deeply embedded networks, Hill, J.L. and Culler, D.E., 2002

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A MAC protocol to reduce sensor network energy consumption using a wakeup radio, Miller, M.J. and Vaidya, N.F., 2005

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Schedule Adaptation of Low-Power-Listening Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks, Merlin, C.J. and Heinzelman, W.B., 2010

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An Adaptive TDMA based MAC Protocol for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks, Mank, S. and Karnapke, R. and Nolte, J., 2007

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An energy-efficient multi-layer \{MAC\} (ML-MAC) protocol for wireless sensor networks, Jha, Manish Kumar and Pandey, Atul Kumar and Pal, Dipankar and Mohan, Anand, 2011

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Using Directional Antennas for Medium Access Control in Ad Hoc Networks, Choudhury, Romit Roy and Yang, Xue and Ramanathan, Ram and Vaidya, Nitin H., 2002

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  1. MMAC: a mobility-adaptive, collision-free MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Ali, M. and Suleman, T. and Uzmi, Z.A., 2005
  2. Medium access control with mobility-adaptive mechanisms for wireless sensor networks, Ali, Muneeb and Uzmi, Zartash Afzal, 2006
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Multi-channel MAC protocol with Directional Antennas in wireless ad hoc networks, Dang, Duc Ngoc Minh and Le, Huong Tra and Kang, Hyo Sung and Hong, Choong Seon and Choe, Jongwon, 2015

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MMSN: Multi-Frequency Media Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks., Zhou, Gang and Huang, Chengdu and Yan, Ting and He, Tian and Stankovic, John A and Abdelzaher, Tarek F, 2006

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Modified R-ALOHA: Broadcast MAC protocol for Vehicular Ad hoc Networks, Asadallahi, S. and Refai, H.H., 2012

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Medium reservation based sensor MAC protocol for low latency and high energy efficiency, Sthapit, Pranesh and Pyun, Jae-Young, 2013

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Mobile Slotted Aloha for Vanets, Scopigno, R. and Cozzetti, H.A., 2009

Related
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An adaptive mobility-aware MAC protocol for sensor networks (MS-MAC), Pham, Huan and Jha, Sanjay, 2004

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μ-MAC: an energy-efficient medium access control for wireless sensor networks, Barroso, A. and Roedig, U. and Sreenan, C., 2005

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Channel usage: Single
  • Time model: Discrete
Related
Published in

Network-aware adaptation of MAC scheduling for Wireless Sensor Networks, Merlin, Christophe J. and Heinzelman, Wendi B., 2007

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A New Approach to Channel Access Scheduling for Ad Hoc Networks, Bao, Lichun and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J. J., 2001

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Implementation and performance evaluation of nanoMAC: a low-power MAC solution for high density wireless sensor networks, Ansari, Junaid and Riihijarvi, Janne and Mahonen, Petri and Haapola, Jussi, 2007

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OBMAC: An Overhearing Based MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Le, Hung-Cuong and Guyennet, H. and Felea, V., 2007

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ODMAC: An On-demand MAC Protocol for Energy Harvesting - Wireless Sensor Networks, Fafoutis, Xenofon and Dragoni, Nicola, 2011

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O-MAC: A Receiver Centric Power Management Protocol, Cao, Hui and Parker, K.W. and Arora, A., 2006

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O-MAC: An Organized Energy-Aware MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Nait-Abdesselam, F. and Bensaou, B. and Soete, T. and Hung, Ka-Lok, 2007

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O-MAC: Opportunistic MAC Protocol for M2M Communication in WiFi White Spaces, Rajandekar, A. and Sikdar, B., 2017

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Low power TDMA in large wireless sensor networks, Pei, Guangyu and Chien, C., 2001

Related
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A Priority-Based Adaptive MAC Protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks, Bhandari, Sabin and Moh, Sangman, 2016

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Power efficient MAC protocol for multihop radio networks, Singh, S. and Raghavendra, C.S., 1998

Features
  • Channel usage: Multi
Related
Published in

A Power Control MAC Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks, Jung, Eun-Sun and Vaidya, Nitin H., 2002

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P-CSMA: A Priority-Based CSMA Protocol for Multi-Hop Linear Wireless Networks, Buratti, C. and Verdone, R., 2013

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A MAC Protocol for Ad-hoc Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks, Peleato, Borja and Stojanovic, Milica, 2006

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Static-Priority Scheduling over Wireless Networks with Multiple Broadcast Domains, Pereira, N. and Andersson, B. and Tovar, E. and Rowe, A., 2007

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PicoRadio supports ad hoc ultra-low power wireless networking, Rabaey, J.M. and Ammer, M.J. and da Silva, J.L., Jr. and Patel, D. and Roundy, S., 2000

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PIP: A Multichannel, TDMA-based MAC for Efficient and Scalable Bulk Transfer in Sensor Networks, Gabale, Vijay and Chebrolu, Kameswari and Raman, Bhaskaran and Bijwe, Sagar, 2012

Features
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
  • Channel usage: Multi
  • Powersave mechanisms: Duty-cycling
  • Time model: Discrete
  • Topology: Centralized
  • Topology: Multi-Hop
Published in

PMAC: an adaptive energy-efficient MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Zheng, Tao and Radhakrishnan, S. and Sarangan, V., 2005

Related
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A Practical Multi-channel Media Access Control Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Le, Hieu Khac and Henriksson, Dan and Abdelzaher, Tarek, 2008

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Priority-based QoS MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Kim, Hoon and Min, Sung-Gi, 2009

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PriorityMAC: A Priority-Enhanced MAC Protocol for Critical Traffic in Industrial Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks, Shen, Wei and Zhang, Tingting and Barac, F. and Gidlund, M., 2014

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Applications: Industrial
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
  • Transmission initiation: Sender
  • Other features: Quality of Service
  • Radio: Carrier sense
  • Real-time: Probabilistic
  • Time model: Discrete

Time slots grouped into frames, successful transmission of packet (ALOHA contention) reserves slot for next frame until node does not use it any more (slot empty).

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Packet reservation multiple access for local wireless communications, Goodman, D.J. and Valenzuela, R. and Gayliard, K.T. and Ramamurthi, B., 1989

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Routing: Unicast
  • Time model: Discrete
  • Topology: Centralized
Related
Published in

PR-MAC: Path-Oriented Real-Time MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Network, Chen, Jianrong and Zhu, Peidong and Qi, Zhichang, 2007

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A reservation based multiple access scheme for a future Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, DeVile, J.M., 1993

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Analysis of a Hybrid Access Scheme for Buffered Users-Probabilistic Time Division, Ephremides, Anthony and Mowafi, O.A., 1982

Related
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PW-MAC: An energy-efficient predictive-wakeup MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Tang, Lei and Sun, Yanjun and Gurewitz, O. and Johnson, D.B., 2011

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Transmission initiation: Receiver
  • Powersave mechanisms: Duty-cycling
  • Reliability: Retransmission
Published in

An energy-efficient QoS-aware media access control protocol for wireless sensor networks, Liu, Yang and Elhanany, I. and Qi, Hairong, 2005

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A Quorum-Based Energy-Saving MAC Protocol Design for Wireless Sensor Networks, Chao, Chih-Min and Lee, Yi-Wei, 2010

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A novel energy efficient MAC protocol for Wireless Body Area Network, Liu, J. and Li, M. and Yuan, B. and Liu, W., 2015

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A system for broadcast communication: Reservation-ALOHA, Crowther, W and Rettberg, R and Walden, D and Ornstein, S and Heart, F, 1973

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RAP-a novel medium access control protocol for wireless data networks, Chen, Kwang-Cheng and Lee, C.-H., 1993

Features
  • Channel access: Polling
  • Reliability: Retransmission
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RC-MAC: A Receiver-Centric MAC Protocol for Event-Driven Wireless Sensor Networks, Huang, P. and Wang, C. and Xiao, L., 2015

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Power-efficient rendez-vous schemes for dense wireless sensor networks, Lin, E.-Y.A. and Rabaey, J.M. and Wolisz, A., 2004

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A channel-hopping protocol for ad-hoc networks, Tzamaloukas, A. and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J.J., 2000

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Receiver-initiated Collision Avoidance in Wireless Networks, Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J. J. and Tzamaloukas, Asimakis, 2002

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Ripple: a wireless token-passing protocol for multi-hop wireless mesh networks, Cheng, Ray-Guang and Wang, Cun-Yi and Liao, Li-Hung and Yang, Jen-Shun, 2006

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An R-ISMA integrated voice/data wireless information system with different packet generation rates, Wu, Gang and Taira, K. and Harada, H. and Mizuno, M. and Mukumoto, K. and Fukuda, A., 1996

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RMAC: a randomized adaptive medium access control algorithm for sensor networks, Datta, Suprakash, 2004

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On-demand reliable medium access in sensor networks, Biswas, Ratnabali and Jain, Vivek and Ghosh, C. and Agrawal, D.P., 2006

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R-MAC: Reservation Medium Access Control Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Yessad, S. and Nai't-Abdesselam, F. and Taleb, T. and Bensaou, B., 2007

Related
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RMAC: A Routing-Enhanced Duty-Cycle MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Du, S. and Saha, A.K. and Johnson, D.B., 2007

Related
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R-MAC: An Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Underwater Sensor Networks, Xie, Peng and Cui, Jun-Hong, 2007

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RR-ALOHA, a Reliable R-ALOHA broadcast channel for ad-hoc inter-vehicle communication networks, Borgonovo, Flaminio and Capone, Antonio and Cesana, Matteo and Fratta, Luigi, 2002

Related
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RR-Aloha+: A slotted and distributed MAC protocol for vehicular communications, Cozzetti, H.A. and Scopigno, R., 2009

Related
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A medium access control protocol for wireless networks, Lai, Jian-Jou and Lee, Shie-Jue, 1998

Related
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RRMAC: A sensor network MAC for real time and reliable packet transmission, Kim, Jungsook and Lim, Jaehan and Pelczar, C. and Jang, Byungtae, 2008

Features
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
  • Real-time: Guaranteed
  • Reliability: Retransmission
  • Time model: Discrete
  • Topology: Centralized
  • Topology: Multi-Hop

High data-rate sensor networks, scheduled contention with binary search tree resolution collision resolution (BSTCR), collision-detection by receiver/base-station, dynamic time slot assignment possible, no global time synchronization required

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Resilient Round Robin: A Lightweight Deterministic MAC Primitive, Salmani, Vahid and Chou, Pai H., 2014

Features
  • Channel access: Polling
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
  • Transmission initiation: Receiver
  • Powersave mechanisms: Duty-cycling
  • Time model: Discrete
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A cooperative MAC protocol with rapid relay selection for wireless ad hoc networks, Liu, Kai and Chang, Xiaoying and Liu, Feng and Wang, Xin and Vasilakos, Athanasios V, 2015

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Feedback Based Real-Time MAC (RT-MAC) Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Singh, B.K. and Tepe, K.E., 2009

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Spectrum Agile Medium Access Control Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Ansari, J. and Ang, T. and Mahonen, P., 2010

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A QoS-Based Energy-Aware MAC Protocol for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks, Saxena, Navrati and Roy, Abhishek and Shin, Jitae, 2008

Related
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Ultra-low Duty Cycle MAC with Scheduled Channel Polling, Ye, Wei and Silva, Fabio and Heidemann, John, 2006

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SD-MAC: Spectrum Database-Driven MAC Protocol for Cognitive Machine-to-Machine Networks, Liu, Y. and Yu, R. and Pan, M. and Zhang, Y. and Xie, S., 2017

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SEEDEX: A MAC Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks, Rozovsky, R. and Kumar, P. R., 2001

Related
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Extending Network Lifetime Using an Automatically Tuned Energy-Aware MAC Protocol, Braynard, Rebecca and Silberstein, Adam and Ellis, Carla, 2006

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Sift: A MAC Protocol for Event-Driven Wireless Sensor Networks, Jamieson, Kyle and Balakrishnan, Hari and Tay, Y.C., 2006

Related
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Slotted idle signal multiple access scheme for two-way centralized wireless communication networks, Wu, Gang and Mukumoto, K. and Fukuda, A., 1994

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A new multi-channel MAC protocol with on-demand channel assignment for multi-hop mobile ad hoc networks, Wu, Shih-Lin and Lin, Chih-Yu and Tseng, Yu-Chee and Sheu, Jang-Ping, 2000

Related
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  1. Medium access control with coordinated adaptive sleeping for wireless sensor networks, Ye, Wei and Heidemann, J. and Estrin, D., 2004
  2. An energy-efficient MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Ye, Wei and Heidemann, J. and Estrin, D., 2002
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Protocols for self-organization of a wireless sensor network, Sohrabi, K. and Gao, J. and Ailawadhi, V. and Pottie, G.J., 2000

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Backoff Algorithm in Cognitive Radio MAC Protocol for Throughput Enhancement, Pandit, S. and Singh, G., 2015

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SOTP: A Self-Organized TDMA Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Wang, Yu and Henning, I. and Li, Xiaoyun and Hunter, D., 2006

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A Unifying Link Abstraction for Wireless Sensor Networks, Polastre, Joseph and Hui, Jonathan and Levis, Philip and Zhao, Jerry and Culler, David and Shenker, Scott and Stoica, Ion, 2005

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A Receiver Oriented MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Campelli, L. and Capone, A. and Cesana, M. and Ekici, E., 2007

Related
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Soft reservation multiple access with priority assignment (SRMA/PA): a novel MAC protocol for QoS-guaranteed integrated services in mobile ad-hoc networks, Ahn, Chang Wook and Kang, Chung Gu and Cho, You Ze, 2000

Features
  • Channel access: Random
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Time model: Discrete
  • Topology:
  • Topology: Multi-Hop
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A Scalable Redundant TDMA Protocol for High-Density WSNs Inside an Aircraft, Blanckenstein, Johannes and Garcia-Jimenez, Javier and Klaue, Jirka and Karl, Holger, 2014

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SS-TDMA: A self-stabilizing MAC for sensor networks, Kulkarni, Sandeep S and Arumugam, Mahesh, 2006

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Spatial TDMA: A Collision-Free Multihop Channel Access Protocol, Nelson, R. and Kleinrock, L., 1985

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Optimizing sensor networks in the energy-latency-density design space, Schurgers, C. and Tsiatsis, V. and Ganeriwal, S. and Srivastava, M., 2002

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A MAC Protocol Using Separate Wakeup Slots for Sensor Network, Pak, Jinsuk and Son, Jeongho and Han, Kijun, 2006

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SyncWUF: An Ultra Low-Power MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Shi, X. and Stromberg, G., 2007

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Traffic Adaptive MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Network, Gong, Haigang and Liu, Ming and Mao, Yinchi and Chen, Li-jun and Xie, Li, 2005

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Adaptive MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks in periodic data collection applications, Vahabi, M. and Rasid, M.F.A. and Hossein Fotouhi G., M. and Abdullah, R.S.A.R., 2008

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TARS: A Traffic-Adaptive Receiver-Synchronized MAC Protocol for Underwater Sensor Networks, Han, Yu and Fei, Yunsi, 2017

Features
  • Applications: Underwater
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
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TDMA-ASAP: Sensor Network TDMA Scheduling with Adaptive Slot-Stealing and Parallelism, Gobriel, S. and Mosse, D. and Cleric, R., 2009

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An Energy-Efficient TDMA MAC for Wireless Sensor Networks, gang Bai, Rong and gui Qu, Yu and Guo, Yang and hua Zhao, Bao, 2007

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A traffic aware, energy efficient MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Suh, Changsu and Ko, Young-Bae, 2005

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TFMAC: Multi-channel MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Jovanovic, M.D. and Djordjevic, G.L., 2007

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Power-efficient rendez-vous schemes for dense wireless sensor networks, Lin, E.-Y.A. and Rabaey, J.M. and Wolisz, A., 2004

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An Adaptive Energy-efficient MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, van Dam, Tijs and Langendoen, Koen, 2003

Related
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TMMAC: An Energy Efficient Multi-Channel MAC Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks, Zhang, Jingbin and Zhou, Gang and Huang, Chengdu and Son, S.H. and Stankovic, J.A., 2007

Features
  • Channel access: Dynamic reservation
  • Channel usage: Multi
  • Deployment: Ad-hoc
  • Powersave mechanisms: Duty-cycling
  • Routing: Broadcast
  • Time model: Discrete
Published in
  1. Energy-efficient, Collision-free Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks, Rajendran, Venkatesh and Obraczka, Katia and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J. J., 2006
  2. Energy-efficient Collision-free Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks, Rajendran, Venkatesh and Obraczka, Katia and Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J. J., 2003
Features
  • Time model: Discrete
Related
Published in

Traffic Aware Medium Access Control Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Zhang, Xi and Ansari, Junaid and Mähönen, Petri, 2009

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TSMP: Time synchronized mesh protocol, Pister, K and Doherty, Lance, 2008

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Estimating Clock Uncertainty for Efficient Duty-cycling in Sensor Networks, Ganeriwal, Saurabh and Tsigkogiannis, Ilias and Shim, Hohyun and Tsiatsis, Vlassios and Srivastava, Mani B. and Ganesan, Deepak, 2009

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Energy-efficient Wireless Sensor Network Design and Implementation for Condition-based Maintenance, Tiwari, Ankit and Ballal, Prasanna and Lewis, Frank L., 2007

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Utilization based duty cycle tuning MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Yang, Shih-Hsien and Tseng, Hung-Wei and Wu, E.H.-K. and Chen, Gen-Huey, 2005

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A joint power control and rate adaptation MAC protocol for underwater sensor networks, Su, Yishan and Zhu, Yibo and Mo, Haining and Cui, Jun-Hong and Jin, Zhigang, 2015

Features
  • Applications: Underwater
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
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A Real-Time MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks: Virtual TDMA for Sensors (VTS), Egea-López, Esteban and Vales-Alonso, Javier and Martínez-Sala, AlejandroS. and García-Haro, Joan and Pavón-Mariño, Pablo and Bueno-Delgado, M.Victoria, 2006

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WATMnet: a prototype wireless ATM system for multimedia personal communication, Raychaudhuri, D. and French, L.J. and Siracusa, R.J. and Biswas, S.K. and Yuan, Ruixi and Narasimhan, P. and Johnston, C.A., 1997

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Proposition of a hard real-time MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks, Watteyne, T. and Auge-Blum, I., 2005

Features
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
  • Real-time: Guaranteed
  • Topology: Multi-Hop
Related
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WCA: A Weighted Clustering Algorithm for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Chatterjee, Mainak and Das, SajalK. and Turgut, Damla, 2002

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Medium access protocol design for time-critical applications in wireless sensor networks, Zheng, Tao and Gidlund, M. and Akerberg, J., 2014

Related
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W-MAC: Supporting Ultra Low Duty Cycle in Wireless Sensor Networks, Pak, Wooguil and Cho, Kyong-Tak and Lee, Jeongjoon and Bahk, Saewoong, 2008

Related
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Intelligent medium access for mobile ad hoc networks with busy tones and power control, Wu, Shih-Lin and Tseng, Yu-Chee and Sheu, Jang-Ping, 2000

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X-MAC: A Short Preamble MAC Protocol for Duty-cycled Wireless Sensor Networks, Buettner, Michael and Yee, Gary V. and Anderson, Eric and Han, Richard, 2006

Features
  • Applications: Wireless Sensor Network
Related
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Improving the medium access in highly mobile Wireless Sensor Networks, Kuntz, Romain and Montavont, Julien and Noël, Thomas, 2013

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Performance of a modified polling strategy for broadband wireless lans in a harsh fading environment, Zhang, Zhensheng and Acampora, AnthonyS., 1993

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Z-MAC: A Hybrid MAC for Wireless Sensor Networks, Rhee, Injong and Warrier, Ajit and Aia, Mahesh and Min, Jeongki and Sichitiu, Mihail L., 2008

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About

Since the publication of the ALOHA MAC protocol in 1970 the scientific community has proposed a large number of wireless medium access control (MAC) protocols. This results in two issues. Firstly, name collisions: Most of the single-letter abbreviations like L MAC, M MAC, O MAC and so on are already used multiple times, some up to five times. Even two-letter abbreviations like AS MAC are used three times. This makes it harder than necessary to distinguish different protocols purely based on their name. Secondly, it is very likely that some of these publications are (unintentional) reinventions of previous protocols.

Publication count by year

Surveys are usually limited to a small subset of protocols due to time constraints and their target medium, printed journals, which limits the page count. They are static in two ways: Once published they cannot be modified or updated. And secondly printed surveys cannot provide interactivity like feature-based filtering and searching. Additionally their results are not reusable and extendable since they are not machine-readable.

The comprehensive MAC taxonomy database (comatose), aims to fix these problems. It lists most known scientific MAC protocol proposals including their short and long name, a description and refererences the publication it originated from. Its code is public and open source and thus can be updated whenever new research appears. The database is machine-readable and searchable by humans through a browser interface. It also assigns tags or features to each protocol to aid finding protocols with specific properties. These features are grouped into 13 categories. For some categories features are mutually exclusive.

Channel access

Basic method for channel access, that is how sender and/or receiver decide who is allowed to access the medium.

Polling
Base or master station polls slaves, granting them acces to the medium. This is also called receiver-initiated (RI) access.
Random
Stations access the medium in a random, uncoordinated fashion.
Dynamic reservation
Stations request transmission resources
Static schedule
Scheduled access to the medium.
Token-passing
Permission to speak is granted by the node who previously held it (the “token”) with no fixed master involved.

Applications

Target applications the protocol was designed for or explored with.

Serial console
Industrial
Underwater
Vehicular mobile ad hoc network
Wireless Sensor Network

Channel usage

Multi
Multiple radio channels are used.
Single
Only a single radio channel is used.

Deployment

How and when stations or the whole network is deployed.

Ad-hoc
Supports joining and leaving of stations in an ad-hoc fashion. Stations may move around.
Static
The network is mostly static. Stations are deployed at fixed posititons.

Transmission initiation

Receiver
Sender

Other features

Quality of Service

Powersave mechanisms

Duty-cycling
Low-power listening/preamble sampling

Radio

Features of the radio hardware.

Carrier sense

Real-time

Guaranteed
Worst-case latency is bounded.
Probabilistic
Protocol was designed with latency in mind and tries to reduce it, but an upper bound cannot be guaranteed.

Reliability

Mechanisms employed that increase transmission reliability.

Channel hopping
Radio channels are switched frequently in pseudorandom fashion, avoiding collisions and jamming.
Error correcting codes
Telegrams contain redundant information allowing recovery of (some) corrupted bits.
Retransmission
Packets will be acked/nacked by the receiver and retransmitted in case of an error.

Routing

Broadcast
Multicast
Unicast

Time model

Continuous
Continuous time without synchronization.
Discrete
Discrete time, which usually requires some form of time synchronization.

Topology

The network’s topology.

Centralized
Star topology with a single, central gateway.
Clustered
Multi-Hop
MAC transports data through multiple hops.
Single-Hop
MAC relies on upper layers to transmit packet to out-of-range stations.

Implementation

Comatose uses two separate databases. The first one contains basic information about a protocol, like name, description and features, in a YAML file. This file format is human and machine-readable at the same time and thus easy to maintain. Additional software like an SQL database server is not required. The second database is a standard BibTeX file. Since TeX is used for a lot of scientific publications these records usually exist already and can be copied, as well as reused for new publications. Therefore, both databases should provide value beyond the scope of this project.

Contributing

As mentioned earlier, this database is not an exhaustive list of MAC protocols as long as new protocols are invented. Due to the large number of protocols listed some of them are still lacking descriptions and tags. If you want to help send an email with your suggestions or clone the repository from GitHub, edit the database and create a pull request.

Acknowledgements

This work has been partly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the project “TreuFunk” (grant number 16KIS0236).

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