Green-Frag: Energy-efficient frame fragmentation scheme for wireless sensor networks

Anas H. Daghistani, Basem Shihada

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Abstract

Frame fragmentation techniques aim to achieve higher throughput by reducing retransmissions. Using experiments on a WSN testbed, we show that frame fragmentation also helps to reduce energy consumption. In this paper we propose Green-Frag, a new energy-efficient protocol based on efficient frame fragmentation technique. Green-Frag allows sensor nodes to transmit data with optimal transmit power and frame structure based on environmental conditions. Green-Frag takes into consideration the channel conditions, interference patterns and level, as well as the distance between sender and receiver. The paper discusses various design and implementation considerations for Green-Frag. Using experimental evaluation on a sensor mote testbed, we show that Green-Frag achieves the least energy consumption by choosing the best transmit power according to the channel conditions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages458-463
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479904280
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

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