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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Clean Energy Technol.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/JOCET
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JOCET 2015 Vol.3(4): 242-246 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2015.V3.202

An Energy-Efficient and Low-Latency MAC Protocol in Smart Grid (SG-MAC)

Ehsan Banari, Sayyed Majid Mazinani, and Iman Sariri Ajili
Abstract—In this paper we propose a new protocol -named- SGMAC for reducing the energy consumption and shortening the time of data sending in smart grid to control media Access. This protocol uses sleeping and waking intervals distinct in the same duty cycle and the sender node will participate only in the period of receiving node over the ownership of the channel. Furthermore, we have compared the proposed protocol from the point of view of energy and delay with IEEE802.11 and SMAC in two different protocol topologies. In the simulation results illustrated that SG-MAC protocol using data gathering tree and apply collection sleep and waking intervals, less delay in comparison with the SMAC protocol and much less energy consumption in comparison with the IEEE802.11.

Index Terms—Smart grid (SG), medium channel access control (MAC), sensor-MAC (S-MAC), request to send (RTS), clear to send (CTS).

Ehsan Banari and Sayed Majid Mazinani are with Imam Reza International University (e-mail:, Iman Sariri Ajili is with Iranian Construction Engineering Organization Province of Khorasan Razavi (e-mail:


Cite:Ehsan Banari, Sayyed Majid Mazinani, and Iman Sariri Ajili, "An Energy-Efficient and Low-Latency MAC Protocol in Smart Grid (SG-MAC)," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 242-246, 2015.

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