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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2017, 6(3), 21; doi:10.3390/jsan6030021

The Sensor Network Calculus as Key to the Design of Wireless Sensor Networks with Predictable Performance

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Distributed Computer Systems (DISCO) Lab, University of Kaiserslautern, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Huawei European Research Centre (ERC), 80992 Munich , Germany
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Received: 8 August 2017 / Revised: 1 September 2017 / Accepted: 5 September 2017 / Published: 12 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue QoS in Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks and Systems)
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In this article, we survey the sensor network calculus (SensorNC), a framework continuously developed since 2005 to support the predictable design, control and management of large-scale wireless sensor networks with timing constraints. It is rooted in the deterministic network calculus, which it instantiates for WSNs, as well as it generalizes it in some crucial aspects, as for instance in-network processing. Besides presenting these core concepts of the SensorNC, we also discuss the advanced concept of self-modeling of WSNs and efficient tool support for the SensorNC. Furthermore, several applications of the SensorNC methodology, like sink and node placement, as well as TDMA design, are displayed. View Full-Text
Keywords: network calculus; wireless sensor networks; performance analysis network calculus; wireless sensor networks; performance analysis
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Schmitt, J.; Bondorf, S.; Poe, W.Y. The Sensor Network Calculus as Key to the Design of Wireless Sensor Networks with Predictable Performance. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2017, 6, 21.

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