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Publication Detail
Multichannel Distributed Coordination for Wireless Sensor Networks: Convergence Delay and Energy Consumption Aspects
  • Publication Type:
    Thesis/Dissertation
  • Authors:
    Buranapanichkit D
  • Supervisors:
    Andreopoulos
  • Status:
    Unpublished
  • Awarding institution:
    UCL
  • Language:
    English
  • Date Submitted:
    29/08/2013
  • Keywords:
    wireless sensor networks, desynchronization, TDMA, IEEE802.15.4
Abstract
This thesis develops new approaches for distributed coordination of data-intensive communications between wireless sensor nodes. In particular, the topic of synchronization, and its dual primitive, desynchronization at the Medium Access Control (MAC) or the Application (APP) layer of the OSI stack, is studied in detail. In Chapters 1 and 2, the related literature on the problem of synchronization is overviewed and the main approaches for distributed (de)synchronization at the MAC or APP layers are analyzed, designed and implemented on IEEE802.15.4- enabled wireless sensor nodes. Beyond the experimental validation of distributed (de)synchronization approaches, the three main contributions of this thesis, corresponding to the related publications found below, are: • establishing for the first time the expected time for convergence to distributed time division multiple access (TDMA) operation under the two main desynchronization models proposed in the literature and validating the derived estimates via a real-world implementation (Chapter 3); • proposing the extension of the main desynchronization models towards multi-hop and multi-channel operation; the latter is achieved by extending the concept of reactive listening to multi-frequency operation (Chapter 4 and 5). • analyzing the energy consumption of the distributed TDMA approach under different transmission probability density functions (Chapter 6 and 7). Conclusions and items for future work in relation to the proposals of this thesis are described in Chapter 8.
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