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17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06)
Impact of Radio Irregularities on Topology Tradeoffs of WSNs
Krakow, Poland
September 04-September 08
ISBN: 0-7695-2641-1
G. De Marco, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan
T. Yang, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan
L. Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan
The radio model usually used in most of studies on wireless sensor networks is spherical. This means that the received power at a certain distance is the same in all directions. Every radio engineer knows that this is not the case encountered in real hardware. Here, we show that the analysis of such a network by simulation is not trivial when one uses more realistic radio models. We emphasise this problem by comparing the impact of realistic simulations on the study of the infrastructure trade-offs of sensors networks. As expected, simulations confirm that more advanced simulation techniques are required in order to take into account wireless channel models and to bound the simulation time as well.
Citation:
G. De Marco, T. Yang, L. Barolli, "Impact of Radio Irregularities on Topology Tradeoffs of WSNs," dexa, pp.50-54, 17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06), 2006
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