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Mobility And Energy Extensions For The IEEE 802.15.4 Standard
  The IEEE 802.15.4 standard is designed for low-power and low-rate wireless Personal Area Networks. Although energy is a key parameter in shaping the communication and interaction methods of wireless sensor nodes, the specification of the MAC layer doesn't embed enough information for energy and mobility support. For instance, using the IEEE 802.15.4 beacon frames, a node will be able just to discover whether other peers are powered by mains or are they fully or reduced functional devices. However, sensors nodes are able to gain power by different means including: rechargeable batteries, moving sensor charger, ambient or renewable energy, or a combination of these methods. To address these issues, we propose an extension of the IEEE 802.15.4 frame formats to support mobility and embed new energy powering modes and levels. We discuss how the MAC layer extensions could be used to optimize device discovery and routing processes in IEEE 802.15.4 based wireless sensor networks.

  • Date:

    11 December 2015

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  • Publisher

    Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

  • DOI:


  • Library of Congress:

    TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    681 Precision instruments & other devices


Romdhani, I., Al-Dubai, A. Y., & Guibene, W. (2015). Mobility And Energy Extensions For The IEEE 802.15.4 Standard. In L. Luke Chen, M. Steinbauer, I. Khalil, & G. Anderst-Kotsis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, (318-321).



IEEE 802.15.4, Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Mobility.

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