Transmission errors in a sensor network at the edge of the world
2013 (English)In: Proc. 5th Extreme Conference on Communication, New York: ACM Press, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
The performance of an outdoor wireless sensor network for remote monitoring is dictated by its ability to deliver sensed data to a sink. The often isolated location means that radio interference is typically low and with different patterns in transmission errors compared to an indoor deployment. To better understand these processes, we investigate packet errors in such a network. Specically, we study characteristics of decoding errors within 802.15.4 transmissions.
We describe the experimental deployment of an outdoor sensor network, located above the Arctic circle, where we log both successfully received and broken packets. Results indicate that a substantial amount of received packets contain errors, where the errors in each packet are typically few. We distinguish between transmission errors and payload errors, and find that transmission errors are equally probable over all positions of a packet, whereas bit errors in the payload are not. This results in some bits having a 25% higher risk of being corrupted than others.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: ACM Press, 2013.
Computer Science Communication Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-201447ISBN: 978-1-4503-2171-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-201447DiVA: diva2:627271