Cross-layer design has proven to be a promising approach to achieving optimal performance in wireless networks. However, care must be taken when designing cross-layer protocols and frameworks so as to avoid excessive complexity and loss of standardization. In this paper, we propose a crosslayer framework for wireless sensor networks which preserves modularity and clearly defines the inter-layer interactions allowing for ease of standardization and long-term development. This Central-Networked framework consists of the centered physical and centered application models.

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Keywords Architectures, Cross-layer design and optimization, Protocols, Wireless channel, Wireless sensor networks
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/1815396.1815466
Conference 6th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2010
Citation
Alikhani, S. (Shafagh), Kunz, T, St-Hilaire, M, & Yu, F.R. (2010). A Central-Networked cross-layer design framework for wireless sensor networks. Presented at the 6th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2010. doi:10.1145/1815396.1815466