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Performance Assessment of ESP8266 Wireless Mesh Networks

Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Avenida do Empresário, 6000-767 Castelo Branco, Portugal
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade da Beira Interior, Rua Marquês d’Ávila e Bolama, 6201-001 Covilha, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Abderrezak Rachedi
Information 2022, 13(5), 210;
Received: 24 February 2022 / Revised: 18 April 2022 / Accepted: 19 April 2022 / Published: 20 April 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Internet of Everything and Vehicular Networks)
This paper presents a wireless mesh network testbed based on ESP8266 devices using painlessMesh library. It evaluates its feasibility and potential effectiveness as a solution to monitor perishable goods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, which are often stored and transported inside refrigerated containers. Performance testing experiments with different numbers of nodes and traffic loads and different message payload sizes are conducted under unicast transmission. The impact on network performance is evaluated in terms of delivery ratio and delivery delay, which, consequently, affect the energy consumption and, hence, network lifetime. The results of this investigation are an important contribution to help researchers to propose mechanisms, schemes, and protocols to improve performance in such challenging networks. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless mesh networks; testbed; performance assessment; painlessMesh; ESP8266 wireless mesh networks; testbed; performance assessment; painlessMesh; ESP8266
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Santos, L.; Costa, T.; Caldeira, J.M.L.P.; Soares, V.N.G.J. Performance Assessment of ESP8266 Wireless Mesh Networks. Information 2022, 13, 210.

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Santos L, Costa T, Caldeira JMLP, Soares VNGJ. Performance Assessment of ESP8266 Wireless Mesh Networks. Information. 2022; 13(5):210.

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Santos, Luís, Tiago Costa, João M.L.P. Caldeira, and Vasco N.G.J. Soares. 2022. "Performance Assessment of ESP8266 Wireless Mesh Networks" Information 13, no. 5: 210.

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