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Experimental study of the effects of Transmission Power Control and Blacklisting in Wireless Sensor Networks
Dongjin Son, Bhaskar Krishnamachari and John Heidemann

Citation

Dongjin Son, Bhaskar Krishnamachari and John Heidemann. Experimental study of the effects of Transmission Power Control and Blacklisting in Wireless Sensor Networks. Proceedings of the First IEEE Conference on Sensor and Adhoc Communication and Networks (Santa Clara, California, USA, Oct. 2004), 289–298. [PDF] [alt PDF]

Abstract

We experimentally investigate the impact of variable transmission power on link quality, and propose variable power link quality control techniques to enhance the performance of data delivery in wireless sensor networks. This study extends the state of the art in two key respects: first, while there are a number of previous results on power control techniques for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, to our knowledge nearly all of them have been simulation or analytical studies that assume idealized link conditions; second, while there are several recent experimental studies that have shown the prevalence of non-ideal unreliable communication links in sensor networks, these have not thoroughly investigated the impact of variable transmission power. We perform a systematic set of experiments to analyze how transmission power changes affect the quality of low power RF wireless links between nodes. These experiments show how significant variation in link qualities occur in real-world deployments and how these effects strongly influence the effectiveness of transmission power control. We then present a packet-based transmission power control mechanism that incorporates blacklisting to enhance link reliability while minimizing interference. The effectiveness of the proposed scheme is demonstrated via testbed experiments.

Bibtex Citation

@inproceedings{Son04a,
  author = {Son, Dongjin and Krishnamachari, Bhaskar and Heidemann, John},
  title = {Experimental study of the effects of Transmission Power Control and Blacklisting in Wireless Sensor Networks},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the First IEEE Conference on Sensor and Adhoc Communication and Networks },
  year = {2004},
  sortdate = {2004-10-01},
  project = {ilense, macss},
  jsubject = {sensornet_subtransport},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  address = {Santa Clara, California, USA},
  month = oct,
  pages = {289--298},
  location = {johnh: pafile},
  keywords = {blacklisting, power transmission control,
                           sensor network},
  url = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Son04a.html},
  pdfurl = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Son04a.pdf},
  copyrightholder = {IEEE},
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