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.
— 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)
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)
This paper describes a hierarchical architecture of active policies that performs the management of a differentiated services network to provide the best possible quality of service to users and help fulfilling service level agreements with minimum costs to the service provider. I. INTRODUCTION The highly competitive field of providing telecommunication and… (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)