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LON Technology in Wireless Sensor Networking Applications
AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Electronics, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
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Received: 4 December 2005; Accepted: 3 January 2006 / Published: 20 January 2006
Abstract: In the paper a discussion on how to optimize LonWorks/EIA-709 sensornetworking technology for wireless applications, in presented. Main solutions offered byLocal Operating Networks (LON, LonWorks) platform attractive for wirelesscommunication, that is, the send-on-delta concept and the sleep mode, are displayed. Thepredictive p-persistent CSMA MAC protocol constituting the heart of the communicationcapability of LON networks is analysed in detail. Next, the message services are described,and the analytical evaluation of delivery reliability is derived. Performance evaluation basedon simulation results for unicast traffic is presented first. In order to highlight the robustnessof the predictive CSMA to overload situations, the saturation performance for a general caseload scenario including multicast transactions is reported. The methods of effectivemanagement of energy consumption in LonWorks networks are discussed. Finally, the LONdesign tradeoffs are summarized.
Keywords: intelligent sensors; carrier sense multiaccess; communication system reliability; communication system performance; radio communication.
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Miskowicz, M.; Golanski, R. LON Technology in Wireless Sensor Networking Applications. Sensors 2006, 6, 30-48.
Miskowicz M, Golanski R. LON Technology in Wireless Sensor Networking Applications. Sensors. 2006; 6(1):30-48.
Miskowicz, Marek; Golanski, Ryszard. 2006. "LON Technology in Wireless Sensor Networking Applications." Sensors 6, no. 1: 30-48.