A Long-Term Study on the Effects of Meteorological Conditions on 802.15.4 Links
2012 (English)In: 8th Swedish National Computer Networking Workshop, Stockholm, June 7-8, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Remote monitoring of natural phenomena using wireless sensor networks requires these networks to successfully operate while being exposed to the surrounding environment. Weather conditions are an essential aspect of the environment, therefore it is important to understand the effects of weather on sensor networks. This understanding is especially important since weather varies strongly over time and affects the communication between sensor nodes. In our ongoing work we study how different meteorological conditions influence radio links in outdoor wireless sensor networks that use IEEE 802.15.4 for communication. We deploy an experimental setup next to a meteorological research station and aim to run experiments over several months in order to capture both short- and long-term changes in the link characteristics. We show some initial measurements of the deployment, highlighting influences on packet reception rate and signal strength.
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Research subject Computer Science with specialization in Computer Communication
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-184624OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-184624DiVA: diva2:567105