Pablo Soldati

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A generalized analysis of the IEEE 802.15.4 medium access control (MAC) protocol in terms of reliability, delay and energy consumption is presented. The IEEE 802.15.4 exponential backoff process is modeled through a Markov chain taking into account retry limits, acknowledgements, and unsaturated traffic. Simple and effective approximations of the(More)
Opportunistic routing is widely known to have substantially better performance than unicast routing in wireless networks with lossy links. However, wireless sensor networks are usually duty cycled, that is, they frequently enter sleep states to ensure long network lifetime. This renders existing opportunistic routing schemes impractical, as they assume that(More)
Opportunistic routing is widely known to have substantially better performance than unicast routing in wireless networks with lossy links. However, wireless sensor networks are heavily duty-cycled, i.e. they frequently enter sleep states to ensure long network life-time. This renders existing opportunistic routing schemes impractical, as they assume that(More)
We consider the joint design of packet forwarding policies and controllers for wireless control loops where sensor measurements are sent to the controller over an unreliable and energy-constrained multi-hop wireless network. For fixed sampling rate of the sensor, the co-design problem separates into two well-defined and independent subproblems: transmission(More)
Convergecast, in which data from a set of sources is routed toward one data sink, is a critical functionality for wireless networks deployed for industrial monitoring and control. We address the joint link scheduling and channel assignment problem for convergecast in networks operating according to the recent WirelessHART standard. For a linear network with(More)
Network performance can be increased if the traditionally separated network layers are jointly optimized. Recently, network utility maximization has emerged as a powerful framework for studying such cross-layer issues. In this paper we review and explain three distinct techniques that can be used to engineer utility-maximizing protocols: primal, dual, and(More)
We consider the problem of joint end-to-end rate optimization and radio resource management in wireless OFDMA-based mesh networks. Radio units equipped with multiple radio interfaces are combined with the OFDMA medium access scheme to make up for the classical limitations of singlecarrier wireless networks. We pose the problem as a utility maximization(More)
We consider the joint design of transmission schedules and controllers for networked control loops that use WirelessHART communication for sensor and actuator data. By parameterizing the design problem in terms of the sampling rate of the control loop, the co-design problem separates into two well-defined subproblems which admit optimal solutions:(More)
The traditionally wired automation infrastructure is quickly migrating to more flexible and scalable wireless solutions. To cope with the stringent requirements of process automation in terms of latency and reliability, the network resources must be optimized to ensure timely and reliable communication. This paper considers the joint routing and(More)
Fast convergecast is a critical functionality for data collection in wireless networks deployed for industrial monitoring and control. We address the joint link scheduling and channel hopping problem for convergecast in networks operating according to the recent WirelessHART standard. We first demonstrate that the minimum time to complete convergecast in(More)