The Time Synchronized Mesh Protocol (TSMP) enables reliable, low power, secure communication in a managed wireless mesh network. TSMP is a medium access and networking protocol designed for the recently ratified Wireless HART standard in industrial automation. TSMP benefits from synchronization of nodes in a multi-hop network to within a few hundred… (More)
We propose a distributed on-demand power-management protocol for collecting data in sensor networks. The protocol aims to reduce power consumption while supporting fluctuating demand in the network and provide local routing information and synchronicity without global control. Energy savings are achieved by powering down nodes during idle times identified… (More)
Channel-specific path data for a 44-node 2.4 GHz wireless sensor network deployed in an industrial setting is presented. Each node generates one data packet every 28 seconds with the number of transmissions, received acknowledgements, average RSSI, and other metrics for a path to a single neighbor on a single channel for every 15 minutes of operation.… (More)
High end-to-end reliability is a quality demanded by those with critical monitoring and actuation requirements. To date, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) users have often accepted sub-optimal reliability as being intrinsic to wireless technologies. We describe a centralized monitoring TDMA network with policies chosen to maximize the number of received packets… (More)
We consider the problem of ef£ciently transmitting sets of correlated observations in a sensor network. Speci£cally, we provide a construction for the design of the quantizers given a training set, and a distributed compression scheme to ef£ciently relay the quantized observations to a central decoder.
Networks of hundreds or thousands of sensor nodes equipped with sensing, computing and communication ability are conceivable with recent technological advancement. Methods are presented in this report to recover and visualize data from wireless sensor networks, as well as to estimate node positions. A communication system is assumed wherein information from… (More)
Smart Mesh IP is the latest protocol stack from the Linear Technology's Dust Networks group, who specialize in standards-based intelligent wireless sensor networking solutions. This paper presents a technical overview of this protocol stack, the System-on-Chip built around it, and the "ecosystem" to integrate a low-power mesh network in a larger system and… (More)
An evaluation methodology is presented for the performance of reporting node self-selection in wireless sensor networks. Five cost metrics are proposed along with several methods for self-selection that involve little or no collaboration with other nodes. These costs are used to evaluate how efficiently the various algorithms allow for node self-selection… (More)