Performance evaluation of the IEEE 802.15.4 multi-hop communications in error-prone wireless sensor networks

Muhammad Tariq, Martin Macuha, Yong Jin Park, Takuro Sato

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Abstract

Performance evaluation in terms of energy conservation and data reliability of the IEEE 802.15.4 multi-hop communications in error-prone Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is an emerging research issue. In order to accurately evaluate the energy consumption of a sensor node and ultimately the lifetime of WSNs, it is highly desired to thoroughly analyze data reliability through variety of aspects. In this paper, we analyze data reliability in the IEEE 802.15.4 multi-hop communications in error-prone WSNs, by assessing the channel quality using both physical and logical channel quality estimators with different set of parametric values of IEEE 802.15.4 Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol. On the basis of these estimators, we approximate the energy consumption of a sensor node. We also analyze the overheads caused by packet forwarding in the multihop WSNs. Simulation results indicate that although physical channel quality estimators are dependent on hardware characteristics, they show better performance in terms of energy consumption and successful data delivery compared to logical channel quality estimators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobiWac'11 - Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access, Co-located with MSWiM'11
Pages131-135
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 13
Event9th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access, MobiWac'11, Co-located with MSWiM'11 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 312011 Nov 4

Publication series

NameMobiWac'11 - Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access, Co-located with MSWiM'11

Conference

Conference9th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access, MobiWac'11, Co-located with MSWiM'11
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period11/10/3111/11/4

Keywords

  • Communications overheads
  • IEEE 802.15.4
  • Link quality estimators
  • Multi-hop communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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