Communication Range Dynamics and Performance Analysis for a Self-Adaptive Transmission Power Controller

Lucas Martínez, Néstor and Martínez Ortega, José Fernán and Hernández Díaz, Vicente and Toro Matamoros, Raúl Mario del (2016). Communication Range Dynamics and Performance Analysis for a Self-Adaptive Transmission Power Controller. "Sensors", v. 16 (n. 5); p. 684. ISSN 1424-8220. https://doi.org/10.3390/s16050684.

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Title: Communication Range Dynamics and Performance Analysis for a Self-Adaptive Transmission Power Controller
Author/s:
  • Lucas Martínez, Néstor
  • Martínez Ortega, José Fernán
  • Hernández Díaz, Vicente
  • Toro Matamoros, Raúl Mario del
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sensors
Date: 12 May 2016
ISSN: 1424-8220
Volume: 16
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: self-adaptive systems; wireless sensor networks; transmission power control; connectivity; communication range
Faculty: Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías Software y Sistemas Multimedia para la Sostenibilidad (CITSEM) (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
UPM's Research Group: Redes y Servicios de Próxima Generación GRyS
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

The deployment of the nodes in a Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network (WSAN) is typically restricted by the sensing and acting coverage. This implies that the locations of the nodes may be, and usually are, not optimal from the point of view of the radio communication. Additionally, when the transmission power is tuned for those locations, there are other unpredictable factors that can cause connectivity failures, like interferences, signal fading due to passing objects and, of course, radio irregularities. A control-based self-adaptive system is a typical solution to improve the energy consumption while keeping good connectivity. In this paper, we explore how the communication range for each node evolves along the iterations of an energy saving self-adaptive transmission power controller when using different parameter sets in an outdoor scenario, providing a WSAN that automatically adapts to surrounding changes keeping good connectivity. The results obtained in this paper show how the parameters with the best performance keep a k-connected network, where k is in the range of the desired node degree plus or minus a specified tolerance value.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainART-010000-2012-2DEMANESJosé Fernán Martínez OrtegaDesign, Monitoring, and Operation of Adaptive Networked Embedded Systems

More information

Item ID: 43139
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/43139/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43139
DOI: 10.3390/s16050684
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/s16050684
Deposited by: Profesor Vicente Hernández Díaz
Deposited on: 30 Aug 2016 07:19
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 16:05
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