Date of Award
Master of Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wireless sensor technology is an emerging technology which has wide range of applications. Some of the applications of Wireless sensor networks include advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), power fraud detection, dynamic thermal rating, conductor temperature and poles monitoring. Wireless sensors in AMI generally use battery operated computing and sensing devices known as smart meters. So increasing the lifetime of these smart meters is a critical issue. We propose a low-energy consuming MAC protocol for AMI and we compare it with the existing protocols like CSMA, TDMA and Z-MAC protocols. The performances of the MAC protocols are evaluated in terms of Throughput, Power Consumption and Latency.
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