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Benchmarking Testbed for the Performance Evaluation of Link-Quality Estimators in Wireless Sensor Network
Ref: HURRAY-TR-100602       Publication Date: Apr 2010

Benchmarking Testbed for the Performance Evaluation of Link-Quality Estimators in Wireless Sensor Network

Ref: HURRAY-TR-100602       Publication Date: Apr 2010

Abstract:
Performing real experimentation in wireless sensor networks (WSN) instead of working with simulations allows researchers to obtain much more accurate results. This can be applied, for instance, to understand and evaluate new MAC protocols, routing algorithms, and also link quality estimators (LQEs). Real experimentation is, however, only feasible to be applied if using proper computational tools, normally called testbeds. For this reason, we propose a new testbed to perform experiments for evaluation of Link Quality Estimators in WSN. Our testbed includes (i) use of commercial-of-the-shelf hardware components for performing experiments and collecting related data and (ii) a software tool to control and analyse the experiments. We developed a case study that uses the proposed Testbed to make the performance evaluation of several LQEs.Despite the fact that the study helped us to make small adjustments in the tool, the obtained results were of paramount importance for the creation of a new LQE in the context of a related work.

Authors:
Denis Rosário


Master Thesis, Automation and Systems Engineering, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFCS).
Florian├│polis, Santa Catarina, Brasil.

Notes: Written in collaboration with the CISTER-ISEP Research Unit, Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Portugal).



Record Date: 4, Jun, 2010