The MAC Alphabet Soup
served in Wireless Sensor Networks
 
 
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This page provides an index into various Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols specifically designed for use in Wireless Sensor Networks, where energy consumption, latency, throughput, and fairness have a different trade off than in typical WLAN (802.11) networks.

Acronym Full name
μ-MACmicro-MAC
AI-LMACAdaptive Information-centric and Lightweight MAC
B-MACBerkeley MAC
BitMACBitMAC
BMABit-Map-Assisted
CMACConvergent MAC
CrankshaftCrankshaft
CSMA-MPSCSMA with Mimimum Preamble Sampling
CSMA/ARCRandomized CSMA with Adaptive Rate Control
DMACData gathering MAC
E2-MACEnergy Efficiency-MAC
EMACsEYES MAC
f-MACframelet-MAC
FLAMAFLow-Aware Medium Access
Funneling-MACFunneling MAC
G-MACGateway MAC
HMACHybrid MAC
LMACLightweight MAC
LPLLow Power Listening
MMACMobility-adaptive MAC
nanoMACnanoMAC
O-MACOhio state university MAC
PACTPower Aware Clustered TDMA
PCMPower Control MAC
PEDAMACSPower Efficient and Delay Aware Medium Access
PicoRadioNN
PMACPattern-MAC
PMACPositioning-enabled MAC
Preamble samplingAloha with Preamble Sampling
Q-MACQuery-MAC
Q-MACQoS-aware MAC
QMACQoS-oriented MAC
RATE ESTRate Estimation MAC
ricerReceiver Initiated Cycled Receivers
RL-MACReinforcement Learning MAC
RMACRandomized adaptive MAC
RMACReliable MAC
S-MACSensor MAC
S-MAC/ALSensor MAC with adaptive listening
SCP-MACScheduled Channel Polling
SEESAWSEESAW
SiftSift
SMACSSelf-organizing Medium Access Control for Sensor networks
SS-TDMASelf-Stabilizing MAC
STEMSparse Topology and Energy Management
T-MACTimeout MAC
TA-MACTraffic Adaptive MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Network
TICERTransmitter Initiated Cycled Receivers
TRAMATRaffic-Adaptive Medium Access
U-MACUtilization-based MAC
WiseMACWireless sensor MAC
X-MACX-MAC
Z-MACZebra MAC
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last modified: 12-11-2010 10:06:49.0000000000 CET