The guaranteed delivery of critical data is an essential requirement in most Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications. The paucity of energy, communication, processing and storage resources in each WSN node causes the TCP transport model (widely used in broadband networks) to be inefficient in WSNs, a reason why new WSN-specific reliable transport… (More)
This paper presents a survey on transport and routing protocols for wireless sensor networks (WSN). Research challenges regarding the problem of end-to-end reliability are addressed in particular.
network by the client to configure and initialize the differentiated reliability service. Lost packets from multimedia blocks with the minimum reliability already assured will not be claimed lost by the receiver, and therefore will not be retransmitted. That will cause fewer retransmissions on the network, throughput improvements and an increase of network… (More)
In this paper, an implementation of a transport protocol to be used in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (WMSNs) is presented. The objective of the protocol is to guarantee reliability by recovering lost packets while dealing with the limited energy, processing and memory capabilities of the devices typically used in these networks. The implemented… (More)
Disruptions, high dynamism and no end-to-end communication are some of the Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Networks (VDTNs) main characteristics. This paper describes the implementation of a new VDTN multicast routing protocol which makes use of knowledge about previous encounters to estimate congestion and density and better spread data bundles and limit the… (More)
Networks with frequent and long duration partitions prevent common Internet protocols from working successfully. For protocols to work properly in these Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs), a new protocol layer was proposed that acts on top of the transport layer for the end-to-end exchange of messages (called bundles) taking advantage of scheduled,… (More)
Delay-Tolerant Networks (DTNs) are composed of nodes that cooperate to forward messages despite connectivity issues. This paper focuses on the problem of some nodes making limited or no contribution to the network. Misbehaving nodes consume network resources, reducing its performance and availability, therefore they constitute an important problem that… (More)
This paper presents a demonstrator of a Wireless Sensor and Actua-tor Network (WSAN) for Smart Grid applications, developed in the context of project WSAN4CIP. This WSAN is formed by WSAN nodes equipped with sensors and a wireless radio interface, which monitor key parameters of power grid equipments belonging to the Medium Voltage (MV) and Low Voltage (LV)… (More)