Multichannel reliability assessment in real world WSNs

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Multichannel reliability assessment in real world WSNs
We study the utility of dynamic frequency agility in realworld wireless sensor networks. Many view such agility as essential to obtaining adequate reliability in industrial environments. We quantify the actual utility by identifying the two facets of connectivity graphs that yield potential benefits called Multichannel Links (MCLs) and Multichannel Triangles (MCTs), study how frequently these occur empirically and determine whether multihop provides a comparable solution without the complexity of switching channels. We examine connectivity graphs of live networks over each 802.15.4 channel and find that MCLs and MCTs are extremely rare in practice. Almost no MCLs are found in any connectivity graph while MCTs occur between 0-200 parts per million (ppm). Furthermore, we show that MCLs are rarely important for routing while each MCT has a singlechannel routing solution. We also find that there are channels that are always good for connectivity and offer comparable routing costs, with...
Jorge Ortiz, David E. Culler
Added 18 May 2010
Updated 18 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where IPSN
Authors Jorge Ortiz, David E. Culler
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