Energy-Efficient Medium Access Control in Wireless Sensor Networks
ABSTRACT Medium access control for wireless sensor networks has been an active research area in the past decade. This chapter discusses
a set of important medium access control (MAC) attributes and possible design trade-offs in protocol design, with an emphasis
on energy efficiency. Then we categorize existing MAC protocols into five groups, outline the representative protocols, and
compare their advantages and disadvantages in the context of wireless sensor network. Finally, thoughts for practitioners
are presented and open research issues are also discussed.