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Sensors 2015, 15(2), 3766-3788; doi:10.3390/s150203766

Analysis of Wireless Sensor Network Topology and Estimation of Optimal Network Deployment by Deterministic Radio Channel Characterization

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department , Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona 31006, Spain
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Computer and Mathematics Engineering Department, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona 31006, Spain
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Smart Cities Institute, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona 31006, Spain
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Received: 15 October 2014 / Revised: 28 January 2015 / Accepted: 29 January 2015 / Published: 5 February 2015

Abstract

One of the main challenges in the implementation and design of context-aware scenarios is the adequate deployment strategy for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), mainly due to the strong dependence of the radiofrequency physical layer with the surrounding media, which can lead to non-optimal network designs. In this work, radioplanning analysis for WSN deployment is proposed by employing a deterministic 3D ray launching technique in order to provide insight into complex wireless channel behavior in context-aware indoor scenarios. The proposed radioplanning procedure is validated with a testbed implemented with a Mobile Ad Hoc Network WSN following a chain configuration, enabling the analysis and assessment of a rich variety of parameters, such as received signal level, signal quality and estimation of power consumption. The adoption of deterministic radio channel techniques allows the design and further deployment of WSNs in heterogeneous wireless scenarios with optimized behavior in terms of coverage, capacity, quality of service and energy consumption. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; 3D ray launching; IEEE 802.15.4; WSN system; level simulation wireless sensor networks; 3D ray launching; IEEE 802.15.4; WSN system; level simulation
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Aguirre, E.; Lopez-Iturri, P.; Azpilicueta, L.; Astrain, J.J.; Villadangos, J.; Falcone, F. Analysis of Wireless Sensor Network Topology and Estimation of Optimal Network Deployment by Deterministic Radio Channel Characterization. Sensors 2015, 15, 3766-3788.

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