Signaling game approach to improve the MAC protocol in the underwater wireless sensor networks

Mohammed Jouhari, Khalil Ibrahimi, Tembine Hamidou, Mohammed Benattou, Jalel Ben Othman

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    Underwater sensor networks (UWSNs) are instructed for critical applications like military surveillance and underwater oil spills that conducted in a very massive three-dimensional (3-D) space that needs many underwater nodes (UNs) to cover the target area. Those UNs are not easy to recharge and cannot exploit solar power. MAC protocols deployed for UWSN ought to consider the energy efficiency, so as, to extend the network lifetime with total connectivity and significant throughput. Terrestrial MAC protocols could not be used for UWSN due to long and unpredictable propagation delay. Consequently, the development of a new MAC protocol for the harsh environment as underwater is a challenging task. In this study, we focus on the deployment of TDMA in UWSN for this, two schemes entitled TDMA slot sharing (TSS) and free time slots reallocation (FTSR) are proposed. Received data stored in the buffer waiting for processing and forwarding might lead to an unlimited data transfer latency those results in the buffer overflow. Otherwise, free time slots appearing during the communication process resulting from dead nodes increase uselessly sleep time for the rest of the nodes. Both schemes based on signaling game are proposed to overcome those problems, TSS is used to enable the slot sharing between UNs during the communication process to reduce the buffer overflow. FTSR scheme aims to increase the throughput of UNs by allowing the reuse of free time slots. Numerical results conducted in this work show good improvement in the network performance concerning throughput.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article numbere3971
    JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems
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    StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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    Sensor networks
    Wireless sensor networks
    Time division multiple access
    Network protocols
    Throughput
    Communication
    Oil spills
    Data transfer
    Network performance
    Solar energy
    Energy efficiency
    Processing

    Keywords

    • game theory
    • MAC protocol
    • signaling game
    • slots allocation
    • TDMA
    • underwater sensor networks

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Signaling game approach to improve the MAC protocol in the underwater wireless sensor networks. / Jouhari, Mohammed; Ibrahimi, Khalil; Hamidou, Tembine; Benattou, Mohammed; Ben Othman, Jalel.

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    Jouhari, Mohammed ; Ibrahimi, Khalil ; Hamidou, Tembine ; Benattou, Mohammed ; Ben Othman, Jalel. / Signaling game approach to improve the MAC protocol in the underwater wireless sensor networks. In: International Journal of Communication Systems. 2019.
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