In this study, the authors focus on utilising receiver-based MAC protocol (RB-MAC) and adaptive RB-MAC in routing protocol for low power and lossy wireless sensor networks routing protocol in low-power and lossy wireless channel. This results in a cross-layer approach in which routing decisions can be made based on MAC-layer functionalities. The authors study the effects of multiple receiver nodes, size of preamble and variable duty-cycle in number of retransmissions.
Retransmissions increase energy consumptions and delay. Analytical and numerical results confirm that the RB-MAC and adaptive RB-MAC outperform the existing state-of-the art sender-based MAC protocols in terms of end-to-end energy-efficiency, reliability and delay. Simulation result demonstrates that using receiver-based MAC protocols in RPL-based lossy channel imply less retransmissions than sender-based MAC.