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Power Consumption Analysis of Operating Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks
Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras, Universitat Politècnica Valencia, C. Paranimf, 1, 46730 Gandía, Spain
Instituto de Robótica, Universitat de Valencia, C. Polígono de la Coma, s/n, 46980 Paterna, Spain
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Received: 19 April 2010; in revised form: 10 May 2010 / Accepted: 25 May 2010 / Published: 8 June 2010
Abstract: In this paper four wireless sensor network operating systems are compared in terms of power consumption. The analysis takes into account the most common operating systems—TinyOS v1.0, TinyOS v2.0, Mantis and Contiki—running on Tmote Sky and MICAz devices. With the objective of ensuring a fair evaluation, a benchmark composed of four applications has been developed, covering the most typical tasks that a Wireless Sensor Network performs. The results show the instant and average current consumption of the devices during the execution of these applications. The experimental measurements provide a good insight into the power mode in which the device components are running at every moment, and they can be used to compare the performance of different operating systems executing the same tasks.
Keywords: wireless sensor network operating systems; TinyOS; Mantis; Contiki; MICAz; Tmote
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Lajara, R.; Pelegrí-Sebastiá, J.; Solano, J.J.P. Power Consumption Analysis of Operating Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2010, 10, 5809-5826.
Lajara R, Pelegrí-Sebastiá J, Solano JJP. Power Consumption Analysis of Operating Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2010; 10(6):5809-5826.
Lajara, Rafael; Pelegrí-Sebastiá, José; Solano, Juan J. Perez. 2010. "Power Consumption Analysis of Operating Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks." Sensors 10, no. 6: 5809-5826.