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
A-MACAnother MAC
AI-LMACAdaptive Information-centric and Lightweight MAC
B-MACBerkeley MAC
BitMACBitMAC
BMABit-Map-Assisted
BP-MACBackoff Preamble MAC Protocol
BPS-MACBackoff Preamble based MAC with Sequential Contention Resolution
BuzzBuzzBuzzBuzz
C-MACConcurrent MAC
CC-MACSpatial Correlation-based Collaborative Medium Access Control protocol
CMACConvergent MAC
CMAC -
CrankshaftCrankshaft
CSMA-MPSCSMA with Mimimum Preamble Sampling
CSMA/ARCRandomized CSMA with Adaptive Rate Control
DMACData gathering MAC
DW-MACDemand-Wakeup MAC
E2-MACEnergy Efficiency-MAC
EM-MACA Dynamic Multi channel Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks
EMACsEYES MAC
f-MACframelet-MAC
FLAMAFLow-Aware Medium Access
Funneling-MACFunneling MAC
G-MACGateway MAC
HMACHybrid MAC
IAMACInterference Avoidance Medium Access Control
LMACLightweight MAC
LPLLow Power Listening
MC-LMACMulti-channel LMAC
MFPMicro-Frame Preamble MAC for Multihop Wireless
MiX-MACMiX-MAC
MMACMobility-adaptive MAC
MR-MACMulti-radio Medium Access Control Protocol
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
PW-MACPredictive-Wakeup MAC
Q-MACQuery-MAC
Q-MACQoS-aware MAC
QMACQoS-oriented MAC
R-MACdon't know
RATE ESTRate Estimation MAC
RI-MACReceiver-Initiated MAC
ricerReceiver Initiated Cycled Receivers
RL-MACReinforcement Learning MAC
RMACRandomized adaptive MAC
RMACReliable MAC
RT-LinkRT-Link: A Time-Synchronized Link Protocol for Energy Constrained Multi-hop Wireless Networks
S-MACSensor MAC
S-MAC/ALSensor MAC with adaptive listening
SA-MACSpectrum Agile MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks
SCP-MACScheduled Channel Polling
SEESAWSEESAW
SiftSift
SMACSSelf-organizing Medium Access Control for Sensor networks
SOTPSelf- organized TDMA Protocol
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
TrawMACTraffic Aware Medium Access
U-MACUtilization-based MAC
W-MACWake-up Radio MAC
WiDOMWireless Dominance
WiseMACWireless sensor MAC
X-MACX-MAC
Z-MACZebra MAC
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