Meeting the Challenges for Wireless Sensor Network Deployment in Buildings
International Journal of Sensors and Sensor Networks
Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2013, Pages: 9-1
Received: Jan. 29, 2013; Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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Costas Daskalakis, Applied Industrial Technologies Ltd., Gerakas, Attiki, Greece
Nikos Sakkas, Applied Industrial Technologies Ltd., Gerakas, Attiki, Greece
Maria Kouveletsou, Applied Industrial Technologies Ltd., Gerakas, Attiki, Greece
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Abstract
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in buildings are faced with transmission issues, much more severe than those of outdoor applications. Next to the transmission effective range, battery lifetime is also of a high importance, as it can sig-nificantly affect network performance and maintenance requirements. In this paper we present an architectural concept, in fact a dynamic routing protocol, for the setup of a building WSN. Three key goals have underpinned the protocol design; ability to cost efficiently address transmission distance within buildings, acceptable battery longevity, typically up to a year, and no data loss. Experimental data have been collected over a period of several months and have demonstrated the much enhanced performance of the network, when compared to the performance before the protocol implementation.
Keywords
Wireless Networks, Dynamic Routing, Relaying
To cite this article
Costas Daskalakis, Nikos Sakkas, Maria Kouveletsou, Meeting the Challenges for Wireless Sensor Network Deployment in Buildings, International Journal of Sensors and Sensor Networks. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 9-1. doi: 10.11648/j.ijssn.20130101.11
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