An Empirical Study of Low Power Wireless
Published in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, February 2010.
We present empirical measurements of the packet delivery performance of the latest sensor platforms: Micaz and Telos motes. In this paper, we present observations that have implications to a set of common assumptions protocol designers make while designing sensornet protocols - specifically - the MAC and network layer protocols. We first distill these common assumptions in to a conceptual model and show how our observations support or dispute these assumptions. We also present case studies of protocols that do not make these assumptions. Understanding the implications of these observations to the conceptual model can improve future protocol designs.
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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{srinivasan2010empirical, author = "Kannan Srinivasan and Prabal Dutta and Arsalan Tavakoli and Philip Levis", title = "{An Empirical Study of Low Power Wireless}", booktitle = "{ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks}", year = {2010}, month = {February} }