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2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops) (2018)
Athens, Greece
March 19, 2018 to March 23, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5386-3228-4
pp: 409 -414
Manos Koutsoubelias , Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Thessaly
Antonis Argyriou , Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Thessaly
Spyros Lalis , Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Thessaly
ABSTRACT
The uncoordinated transmission of sensor measure- ments to a collector over simple wireless technologies can lead to severely degraded performance when operating close to channel capacity. In this case, it can be far more effective to let the collector poll the sensor nodes to retrieve their data. We propose a coordinated protocol that exploits the broadcast ca- pability of the wireless channel to eliminate contention between nodes and to minimize the number of packet transmissions performed at each poll. Furthermore, to let the protocol follow the dynamic changes in the sensor data generation rate, we propose an application-agnostic method for estimating the data generation rate of each node locally, and extend the protocol so that the collector dynamically adjusts the polling rate accordingly. Our method is based on a Kalman filter tuned for stable data generation rates, which is controlled via simple signals generated at runtime by the underlying polling protocol. We experimentally evaluate an implementation of our protocol for different data traffic scenarios using real nodes that communicate with the collector over IEEE 802.15.4 radio, showing that the collector can successfully track the actual data rate for both periodic and stochastic data generation.
INDEX TERMS
Protocols, Wireless communication, Wireless sensor networks, Kalman filters, IEEE 802.15 Standard, Data models, Conferences
CITATION

M. Koutsoubelias, A. Argyriou and S. Lalis, "Scalable and Adaptive Polling Protocol for ConcurrentWireless Sensor Data Flows," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops)(PERCOM WORKSHOPS), Athens, Greece, 2018, pp. 409 -414 .
doi:10.1109/PERCOMW.2018.8480129
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