In IEEE 802.15.4 beacon-enabled networks, the length of active periods should be configured appropriately in order to save energy and accommodate traffic. This paper proposes ECAP, a bursty traffic adaptation algorithm for IEEE 802.15.4 beacon-enabled networks. To accommodate bursty traffic, the proposed algorithm is designed to extend the active periods dynamically based on the requests from devices. The simulation results show the performance enhancement in terms of end-to-end delay and energy consumption per packet transmission.
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