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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2017, Article ID 1346416, 8 pages
Research Article

Energy Efficient Cross-Layer Transmission Model for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

Electronics and Information School, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Xin Yang; moc.621@911gnay_x

Received 17 October 2016; Revised 26 February 2017; Accepted 7 March 2017; Published 19 March 2017

Academic Editor: Jinglan Zhang

Copyright © 2017 Xin Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The performance of mobile wireless sensor networks (MWSN) witnessed a significant improvement in recent years, such as throughput, transmission delay, and collision detection. However, MWSN still suffers from high energy consumption, since most of the sensors or users in MWSN are based on passive devices. In order to remedy this problem, in this paper we present a Cross-layer Energy Efficiency (CEE) model for MWSN. CEE is a cross-layer model which contains three layers. It utilizes nodes location information in network layer, medium access control (MAC) protocol in MAC layer (sublayer of data link layer), and full-duplex interfaces in physical (PHY) layer. The CEE model offers a number of advantages in regard to energy efficiency, throughput improvement, low delay, and power control compared to existing models. According to the performance evaluation, the proposed transmission model effectively reduces energy consumption and improves other transmission performances. Also, it has been proved that the proposed model can be used in practical MWSN as Internet of things (IoT).