@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12624,
	  title     = {An Energy-Latency-Efficient MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks},
	  author    = {Tahar Ezzedine and  Mohamed Miladi and  Ridha Bouallegue},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Because nodes are usually battery-powered, the energy
presents a very scarce resource in wireless sensor networks. For this
reason, the design of medium access control had to take energy
efficiency as one of its hottest concerns. Accordingly, in order to
improve the energy performance of MAC schemes in wireless sensor
networks, several ways can be followed. In fact, some researchers try
to limit idle listening while others focus on mitigating overhearing
(i.e. a node can hear a packet which is destined to another node)
or reducing the number of the used control packets. We, in this
paper, propose a new hybrid MAC protocol termed ELE-MAC
(i.e. Energy Latency Efficient MAC). The ELE-MAC major design
goals are energy and latency efficiencies. It adopts less control
packets than SMAC in order to preserve energy. We carried out ns-
2 simulations to evaluate the performance of the proposed protocol.
Thus, our simulation-s results prove the ELE-MAC energy efficiency.
Additionally, our solution performs statistically the same or better
latency characteristic compared to adaptive SMAC.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {4},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {945 - 950},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12624},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/28},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 28, 2009},