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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2015.061135
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 6 Issue 11, 2015.
Abstract: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) consist of large number of sensor nodes. Each node is empowered by a com-munication interface that is mainly characterized by low power, short transmission distance and minimal data rate such as the maximum data rate in ZigBee technology is 256 kbps, while approximately the physical transmission range between 10 to 20 meters. Currently, WSN Technology is being distributed over a large roadway of areas, in order to monitor traffic and environmental data. This approach allows several Intelligent Transport Systems (ITSs) applications to exploit the primary collected data in order to generate intelligent decisions based on earlier valuable selected information. Therefore, in this work we present a MAC protocol that is suitable for WSN where its nodes are assigned to a linear topology. The investigated protocol is realized by adapting an already existing Jennic MAC protocol. We demonstrate the validity of the MAC by building a complete end-to-end road traffic monitoring system using 4 Jennic nodes deployed in an indoor environment with the aim to prove the MAC potential in meeting the expectations of ITS applications. It is appropriate to mention that the proposed implementation just considers stationary WSN nodes.
Kahtan Aziz, Saed Tarapiah, Mohanad Alsaedi, Salah Haj Ismail and Shadi Atalla, “Wireless Sensor Networks for Road Traffic Monitoring” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 6(11), 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2015.061135