Falko Dressler

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Network lifetime has become the key characteristic for evaluating sensor networks in an application-specific way. Especially the availability of nodes, the sensor coverage, and the connectivity have been included in discussions on network lifetime. Even quality of service measures can be reduced to lifetime considerations. A great number of algorithms and(More)
Recently, many efforts have been made to develop more efficient Inter-Vehicle Communication (IVC) protocols for on-demand route planning according to observed traffic congestion or incidents, as well as for safety applications. Because practical experiments are often not feasible, simulation of network protocol behavior in Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANET)(More)
We present a realistic, yet computationally inexpensive simulation model for IEEE 802.11p radio shadowing in urban environments. Based on real world measurements using IEEE 802.11p/DSRC devices, we estimated the effect that buildings and other obstacles have on the radio communication between vehicles. Especially for evaluating safety applications in the(More)
There are currently no accepted criteria for positive Western blots in Lyme disease. In a retrospective analysis of 225 case and control subjects, the best discriminatory ability of test criteria was obtained by requiring at least 2 of the 8 most common IgM bands in early disease (18, 21, 28, 37, 41, 45, 58, and 93 kDa) and by requiring at least 5 of the 10(More)
Localization is one of the most challenging and important issues in wireless sensor networks (WSNs), especially if cost-effective approaches are demanded. In this paper, we present intensively discuss and analyze approaches relying on the received signal strength indicator (RSSI). The advantage of employing the RSSI values is that no extra hardware (e.g.(More)
Efficient data management techniques are needed in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) to counteract issues related to limited resources, e.g. energy, memory, bandwidth, as well as limited connectivity. Self-organizing and cooperative algorithms are thought to be the optimal solution to overcome these limitations. On an abstract level, structured peer-to-peer(More)
Coupling Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) with wired networks such as the Internet via access points creates a difficult mix of highly mobile nodes and a static infrastructure. In order to evaluate the performance of typical ad hoc routing protocols—in particular, we used Dynamic MANET On Demand (DYMO)—in such VANET scenarios, we combined microsimulation(More)
The developments in the communication and networking technologies have yielded many existing and envisioned information network architectures such as cognitive radio networks, sensor and actor networks, quantum communication networks, terrestrial next generation Internet, and InterPlaNetary Internet. However, there exist many common significant challenges(More)
We present the Virtual Cord Protocol (VCP), which exploits virtual coordinates to provide efficient and failure tolerant routing and data management in sensor networks. VCP maintains a virtual cord interconnecting all the nodes in the network and which, operating similar to a Distributed Hash Table (DHT), provides means for inserting data fragments into(More)
Traffic Information Systems (TIS) are one of the key non-safety application areas of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs). As such, TIS are much less delay sensitive compared to safety applications, which have recently attracted a lot of attention in VANET research. We propose a new message dissemination protocol, Adaptive Traffic Beacon (ATB), which is fully(More)