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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are developing into a promising solution for many applications, for example in healthcare. In many scenarios, there is some form of node mobility. The medium access control (MAC) mechanisms should support the expected kind of mobility in the network. Mobility is particularly complicating for contention free MAC protocols like(More)
Node mobility is a key feature of using Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) in many sensory applications, such as healthcare. The Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol should properly support the mobility in the network. In particular, mobility is complicated for contention-free protocols like Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA). An efficient access to the(More)
Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) have characteristic properties that should be considered for designing a proper network architecture. Movement of on-body sensors, low quality and time-variant wireless links, and the demand for a reliable and fast data transmission at low energy cost are some challenging issues in WBANs. Using ultra low power wireless(More)
In many applications of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), heterogeneity is a common property in terms of different sensor types and different circumstances like node location, link quality, and local node density. In many applications, there are several different sensor types with entirely different Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements. The requirements may(More)
With the increasing capabilities of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), complexity and expectation of the WSN applications increase as well. In order to make design-space exploration possible, it is necessary to have fast models that provide adequate insight in system behavior. In this paper, we propose a highly abstracted, hierarchical, system-level modeling(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) consist of numerous sensor nodes with several possible configurations for each node. As there are a lot of nodes in a typical WSN, each with its own set of configurations, the number of configurations for the network as a whole is huge and the design space is extremely large. The configuration of a WSN has a strong effect on(More)
—The inherently unreliable communication infrastructure compel WSN protocols to employ error control mechanisms. Traditionally, error control is achieved by a retransmission scheme using acknowledgment mechanisms. WSN architectures are severely resource constrained and the additional energy expense of transmitting error control messages can seriously(More)
Gossip-based Wireless Sensor Networks (GWSN) are complex systems of inherently random nature. Planning and designing GWSN requires a fast and adequately accurate mechanism to estimate system performance. As a first contribution , we propose a performance analysis technique that simulates the gossip-based propagation of each single piece of data in(More)
In IEEE 802. 15. 4 Body Area Networks (BAN), security solution is required for data confidentiality, authentication and integrity at low cost. But the existing solutions for WBAN either provide any one of the security features or provide all the features with high cost. In this paper, we propose to develop lightweight security architecture for IEEE 802. 15.(More)
In this paper we address the problem of sink placement for Gossip-based Wireless Sensor Networks (GWSN). Sink placement plays an important role in planning and deployment of sensor networks. It is an efficient means to improve performance and achieve design objectives. Sink deployment requires an optimization strategy to search a space of possible placement(More)