TR2009-088

Performance Analysis of Beacon-Enabled IEEE 802.15.4 MAC for Emergency Response Applications


    •  Mehta, A.; Bhatti, G.M.; Sahinoglu, Z.; Viswanathan, R.; Zhang, J., "Performance Analysis of Beacon-Enabled IEEE 802.15.4 MAC for Emergency Response Applications", IEEE International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS), ISSN: 2153-1676, December 2009, pp. 1-3.
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      • @inproceedings{Mehta2009dec,
      • author = {Mehta, A. and Bhatti, G.M. and Sahinoglu, Z. and Viswanathan, R. and Zhang, J.},
      • title = {Performance Analysis of Beacon-Enabled IEEE 802.15.4 MAC for Emergency Response Applications},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS)},
      • year = 2009,
      • pages = {1--3},
      • month = dec,
      • issn = {2153-1676},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2009-088}
      • }
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    Electronics & Communications, Wireless Communications


IEEE 802.15.4 standard provides a viable MAC and PHY specification for wireless sensor networks. Performance evaluation of these networks has been reported in literature. Previous works focus largely on analyzing the CSMA/CA traffic and frame delay due to Guaranteed Time Slots (GTS) allocations. In this work, we propose a analytical model to understand and characterize the performance of GTS traffic in IEEE 802.15.4 networks for emergency response situations. We study two crucial performance metrics, latency and frame drop rate, for GTS frames. The results from our analysis closely match with those from simulations of IEEE 802.15.4 MAC reported earlier.