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Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing, International Conference on (2010)
Newport Beach, California
June 7, 2010 to June 9, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4049-8
pp: 189-196
Wireless sensor networks today are used for many and diverse applications like nature monitoring, or process and wireless building automation. However, due to the limited access to large testbeds and the lack of benchmarking standards, the real-life evaluation of network protocols and their combinations remains mostly unaddressed in current literature. To shed further light upon this matter, this paper presents a thorough experimental performance analysis of six protocol combinations for TinyOS. During these protocol assessments, our research showed that the real-life performance often differs substantially from the expectations. Moreover, we found that combining protocols is far from trivial, as individual network protocols may perform very different in combination with other protocols. The results of our research emphasize the necessity of a flexible generic benchmarking framework, powerful enough to evaluate and compare network protocols and their combinations in different use cases.
Wireless sensor networks, real-life performance, MAC, routing, TinyOS

I. Moerman, B. Latré, P. Demeester, J. Vanhie-Van Gerwen and E. De Poorter, "Real-Life Performance of Protocol Combinations for Wireless Sensor Networks," IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous and Trustworthy Computing (SUTC 2010)(SUTC), Newport Beach, CA, 2010, pp. 189-196.
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