Giuseppe Anastasi

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In the last years, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have gained increasing attention from both the research community and actual users. As sensor nodes are generally battery-powered devices, the critical aspects to face concern how to reduce the energy consumption of nodes, so that the network lifetime can be extended to reasonable times. In this paper we(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have emerged as an effective solution for a wide range of applications. Most of the traditional WSN architectures consist of static nodes which are densely deployed over a sensing area. Recently, several WSN architectures based on mobile elements (MEs) have been proposed. Most of them exploit mobility to address the problem(More)
In this paper we investigate the performance of mica2 and mica2dot Berkeley motes by means of an extensive experimental analysis. This study is aimed at analyzing the main elements that characterize the performance of a sensor network, e.g., power consumption in different operating conditions, impact of weather conditions, interference between neighboring(More)
Energy conservation techniques for wireless sensor networks generally assume that data acquisition and processing have an energy consumption significantly lower than that of communication. Unfortunately, this assumption does not hold in a number of practical applications, where sensors may consume even more energy than the radio. In this context, effective(More)
In this paper we investigate the performance of IEEE 802.11b ad hoc networks by means of an experimental study. This analysis reveals several aspects that are usually neglected in simulation studies. Firstly, since different transmission rates are used for control and data frames, different transmission ranges and carrier-sensing ranges may exist at the(More)
A major concern in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is energy conservation, since battery-powered sensor nodes are expected to operate autonomously for a long time, e.g., for months or even years. Another critical aspect of WSNs is reliability, which is highly application-dependent. In most cases it is possible to trade-off energy consumption and reliability(More)
In recent years, the use of wireless sensor networks for industrial applications has rapidly increased. However, energy consumption still remains one of the main limitations of this technology. As communication typically accounts for the major power consumption, the activity of the transceiver should be minimized, in order to prolong the network lifetime.(More)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine April 2009 1094-6969/09/$25.00©2009IEEE T he energy problem in wireless sensor networks remains one of the major barriers preventing the complete exploitation of this technology. Sensor nodes are typically powered by batteries with a limited lifetime, and even when additional energy can be harvested from the(More)
Energy conservation techniques for sensor networks typically rely on the assumption that data sensing and processing consume considerable less energy than communication. This assumption does not hold in some practical application scenarios, where ad hoc developed sensor units require power consumption comparable with, or even larger than, that of the radio.(More)
Nowadays Wi-Fi is the most mature technology for wireless-Internet access. Despite the large (and ever increasing) diffusion of Wi-Fi hotspots, energy limitations of mobile devices are still an issue. To deal with this, the standard 802.11 includes a Power-Saving Mode (PSM), but not much attention has been devoted by the research community to understand its(More)