Towards 100% reliability in wireless monitoring networks

Lance Doherty, Dana A. Teasdale
2006 Proceedings of the 3rd ACM international workshop on Performance evaluation of wireless ad hoc, sensor and ubiquitous networks - PE-WASUN '06  
High end-to-end reliability is a quality demanded by those with critical monitoring and actuation requirements. To date, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) users have often accepted sub-optimal reliability as being intrinsic to wireless technologies. We describe a centralized monitoring TDMA network with policies chosen to maximize the number of received packets while maintaining low power characteristics. The methods for detecting and diagnosing packet loss are presented along with expected bounds
more » ... th expected bounds on their relative impacts. This diagnosis allows for a cataloguing of all the known loss mechanisms and for the analysis of loss in a 50-node network running at 99.99% steady-state end-to-end reliability.
doi:10.1145/1163610.1163632 dblp:conf/pe-wasun/DohertyT06 fatcat:6dt77yko2jce7lwn4tjqu5jzrm