Channel access mechanism for maximizing throughput with fairness in wireless sensor networks

Shaik Humera Tauseef, Ruksar Fatima, Rohina Khanam


The spectrum scarcity problem of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is improved through amalgamation of cognitive radio networks (CRNs) into WSNs. However, spectrum allocation to secondary users (SUs) is challenging in cognitive radio wireless sensor networks (CR-WSNs) as channel is already crowded and at same time should not induce interference to primary users (PUs). In designing efficient spectrum access model for CR-WSNs recent work have adopted machine-learning game theory (GT) and statistical model. However, the major limitation of existing spectrum access model they fail to assure access fairness with maximal throughput with minimal collision. This work presents a maximizing channel access fairness model to handle the research challenges. To boost CR-WSN performance, the throughput maximization using channel access fairness (TMCAF) employs shared and non-shared channel access designs. Experiment outcome shows throughput is improved and collision in network is reduced in comparison with state-of-art channel access models.


Cognitive radio networks; Interference; Opportunistic spectrum access; Spectrum allocation; Wireless sensor networks

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International Journal of Reconfigurable and Embedded Systems (IJRES)
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