Benchmarking for Wireless Sensor Networks

Jono Vanhie-Van Gerwen, Stefan Bouckaert, Ingrid Moerman, Piet Demeester
While the number of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) protocols steadily increases, the evaluation methods have largely remained the same. Although experimentally-supported research is gaining popularity, protocol evaluation and comparison remains difficult due to a lack of performance analysis methodologies. This work introduces a wireless-benchmarking workflow that is designed to support experimentally-driven analysis of WSN protocols. This methodology and the accompanying benchmark concepts are
more » ... esigned to increase the value of experimental performance evaluation compared to the current ad-hoc approaches applied by many researchers. Finally, we present a proof of concept implementation used to perform experiments based on the proposed workflow.