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International Conference on Green Computing (2010)
Chicago, IL, USA
Aug. 15, 2010 to Aug. 18, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4244-7612-1
pp: 397-404
Renjie Huang , Sensorweb Research Laboratory, Washington State University, Vancouver, 98686, USA
Wen-Zhan Song , Sensorweb Research Laboratory, Washington State University, Vancouver, 98686, USA
Mingsen Xu , Sensorweb Research Laboratory, Washington State University, Vancouver, 98686, USA
Behrooz Shirazi , Sensorweb Research Laboratory, Washington State University, Vancouver, 98686, USA
ABSTRACT
Low-cost non-intrusive wireless sensor network is ideal for high-fidelity data center monitoring and helping improve energy efficiency. However, the stringent quality of service (QoS) requirements such as real-time data delivery together with the dynamic nature of low-power wireless communication render traditional MAC protocols inapplicable to high-fidelity data center sensing networks. In this paper, we present RoMac, a localized QoS-aware TDMA MAC protocol for high-fidelity data center sensing networks. The key contributions of RoMac include: (1) it provides collision-free communication and persistent QoS guarantee such as constant packet jitter and bounded latency; (2) it is resilient to topology dynamics and truly traffic adaptive in dynamic environments. To our best knowledge, this is the first TDMA MAC protocol that can achieve the resilience to dynamic topologies; (3) its localized design eases the need of scheduling message exchange beyond the initialization phase. We present an implementation of the protocol using the TinyOS operating system running on the iMote2 sensor mote platform. Our experiment result shows that RoMac can achieve the adaptability to dynamic changes in data collection sensor networks and provide persistent QoS support in terms of timeliness, packet jitter and fairness. <sup>1</sup>
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W. Song, R. Huang, B. Shirazi and M. Xu, "Localized QoS-aware media access control in high-fidelity data center sensing networks," International Conference on Green Computing(GREENCOMP), Chicago, IL, USA, 2010, pp. 397-404.
doi:10.1109/GREENCOMP.2010.5598287
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