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Sensors 2017, 17(7), 1678; doi:10.3390/s17071678

Interference Effects Redress over Power-Efficient Wireless-Friendly Mesh Networks for Ubiquitous Sensor Communications across Smart Cities

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Grupo de Arquitectura y Concurrencia (GAC), Instituto Universitario de Ciencias y Tecnologías Cibernéticas (IUCTC), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) 35017, Spain
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Departamento de Señales y Comunicaciones (DSC), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) 35017, Spain
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Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática (DIT), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) 35017, Spain
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Received: 10 May 2017 / Revised: 14 July 2017 / Accepted: 19 July 2017 / Published: 21 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from UCAmI 2016)

Abstract

Ubiquitous sensing allows smart cities to take control of many parameters (e.g., road traffic, air or noise pollution levels, etc.). An inexpensive Wireless Mesh Network can be used as an efficient way to transport sensed data. When that mesh is autonomously powered (e.g., solar powered), it constitutes an ideal portable network system which can be deployed when needed. Nevertheless, its power consumption must be restrained to extend its operational cycle and for preserving the environment. To this end, our strategy fosters wireless interface deactivation among nodes which do not participate in any route. As we show, this contributes to a significant power saving for the mesh. Furthermore, our strategy is wireless-friendly, meaning that it gives priority to deactivation of nodes receiving (and also causing) interferences from (to) the rest of the smart city. We also show that a routing protocol can adapt to this strategy in which certain nodes deactivate their own wireless interfaces. View Full-Text
Keywords: ubiquitous sensing; wireless-friendly; interference; power saving; portable mesh network; smart city ubiquitous sensing; wireless-friendly; interference; power saving; portable mesh network; smart city
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Santana, J.; Marrero, D.; Macías, E.; Mena, V.; Suárez, Á. Interference Effects Redress over Power-Efficient Wireless-Friendly Mesh Networks for Ubiquitous Sensor Communications across Smart Cities. Sensors 2017, 17, 1678.

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