XLCM: Xross-Layer Communication Module for Service Differentiation in Wireless Sensor Networks

Demir A. K. , Demiray H. E. , BAYDERE Ş.

7th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 July 2011, pp.565-570 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iwcmc.2011.5982595
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.565-570


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), having inherent features, require new protocols and algorithms for QoS provisioning in realtime multimedia applications. In this paper, we present a new cross-layer communication module, called XLCM and its protocol XLCP enabling scalable service differentiation in WSNs. We implemented XLCP as a module in NS-2 simulator to evaluate its performance. The results indicate that the protocol succesfully differentiates the service classes in terms of latency and reliability requirements.