Discovery of configurations for indoor wireless sensor networks through use of simulation in virtual worlds

Valentina Baljak, Shinichi Honiden

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Abstract

The development of wireless sensor networks deals with several difficulties, including time, cost and complexity of testing. In particular, indoor environment poses several specific constraints on radio wave propagation due to density of obstacles. This must be taken into account if we want to discover and validate network configurations and communication paths. We suggest the use of virtual worlds, exploiting their inherent features for modeling of 3D environment, to simulate wireless sensor networks in order to deal with this problem. We have created an initial version of one such tool, which supports discovery and testing of configurations and communication paths within indoor wireless sensor networks. The validity of our approach was confirmed through experiments performed in this tool, in parallel with real-world experiments in a similar setting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 4th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2010
Pages323-328
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 21
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2010 - Venice, Mestre
Duration: 2010 Jul 182010 Jul 25

Other

Other4th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2010
CityVenice, Mestre
Period10/7/1810/7/25

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Keywords

  • Indoor network configuration
  • Simulation
  • Virtual worlds
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Baljak, V., & Honiden, S. (2010). Discovery of configurations for indoor wireless sensor networks through use of simulation in virtual worlds. In Proceedings - 4th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2010 (pp. 323-328). [5558091] https://doi.org/10.1109/SENSORCOMM.2010.56