Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
This effort investigated the use of wireless unattended sensor network motes in the surroundings of a freshwater lake. The network was required to organize, establish and maintain itself in or on the water. Commercial components developed by Crossbow Technologies were used in developing the experimental networks consisting of single and multiple nodes. Nodes were tested on a solid ground surface, on the surface of the water, below the surface of the water (but not submerged) and fully submerged. Performance metrics based on link quality, parent changes and formation time are presented under a variety of scenarios. It was observed that nodes operating on the surface of the water performed much better than those on a hard surface, operating at a greater inter-node spacing and experiencing fewer parent changes. Submerging one or both nodes had considerable but not overwhelming effects on network performance.
J. C. McEachen and J. Casias, "Performance of a Wireless Unattended Sensor Network in a Freshwater Environment," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 497.