Analysing Qos Trade-offs in Wireless Sensor Networks

R.J.H. Hoes, T. Basten, C.K. Tham, M.C.W. Geilen, H. Corporaal

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Quality of Service (QoS) support for wireless sensor networks (WSN) is a fairly new topic that is gaining more and more interest. This paper introduces a method for configuring the nodes of a WSN such that application-level QoS constraints are met. This is a complex task, since the search space is typically extremely large. The method is based on a recent algebraic approach to Pareto analysis, that we use to reason about QoS trade-offs. It features an algorithm that keeps the working set of possible configurations small, by analysing parts of the network in a hierarchical fashion, and meanwhile discarding configurations that are inferior to other configurations. Furthermore, we give WSN models for two different applications, in which QoS trade-offs are made explicit. Test results show that the models are accurate and that the method is scalable and thus practically usable for WSN, even with large numbers of nodes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10 th ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM 2007) 22-26 October 2007, Chania, Crete Island, Greece
Place of PublicationNew York, New York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Print)978-1-59593-851-0
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Eventconference; MSWIM 2007, Chania, Crete Island, Greece; 2007-10-22; 2007-10-26 -
Duration: 22 Oct 200726 Oct 2007


Conferenceconference; MSWIM 2007, Chania, Crete Island, Greece; 2007-10-22; 2007-10-26
OtherMSWIM 2007, Chania, Crete Island, Greece


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