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Sensors 2013, 13(3), 3066-3076; doi:10.3390/s130303066
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Link-Quality Measurement and Reporting in Wireless Sensor Networks

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, 2,*  and 2
1 School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5, Canada 2 Department of Embedded Systems Engineering, University of Incheon, 12-1 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 406-772, Korea
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Received: 21 January 2013 / Revised: 20 February 2013 / Accepted: 21 February 2013 / Published: 4 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

Wireless Sensor networks (WSNs) are created by small hardware devices that possess the necessary functionalities to measure and exchange a variety of environmental data in their deployment setting. In this paper, we discuss the experiments in deploying a testbed as a first step towards creating a fully functional heterogeneous wireless network-based underground monitoring system. The system is mainly composed of mobile and static ZigBee nodes, which are deployed on the underground mine galleries for measuring ambient temperature. In addition, we describe the measured results of link characteristics such as received signal strength, latency and throughput for different scenarios.
Keywords: link-quality; measurement; wireless sensor networks; ZigBee nodes link-quality; measurement; wireless sensor networks; ZigBee nodes
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Chehri, A.; Jeon, G.; Choi, B. Link-Quality Measurement and Reporting in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2013, 13, 3066-3076.

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