Modeling and Optimization of the IEEE 802.15.4 Protocol for Internet of Things

사물인터넷 환경을 위한 IEEE 802.15.4 프로토콜 모델링과 최적화 방안

  • Received : 2016.07.14
  • Accepted : 2016.08.01
  • Published : 2016.10.28


In this paper, we perform analysis of the performance of low-power communication technology, IEEE 802.15.4 MAC (Media Access Control) protocol used in internet of things. Wide variety of devices in internet of things generate different kinds of traffic characteristics and heterogeneous traffic environment is therefore considered in contrast to existing works. With the help of the Markov chain the performance of the protocol is derived as a function of the MAC parameters and based on the results a framework to determine energy-efficient optimal MAC parameters for applications in real time is proposed. Proposed method is shown to be more efficient in terms of energy consumption through performance comparison over application scenarios compared to operation with fixing MAC parameters, and its practicability on small devices with limited computing power is verified through evaluating the accuracy and speed of the proposed framework.


Internet of Things;Low-power Communication;MAC;IEEE 802.15.4;Markov Chain


Supported by : 배재대학교


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