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The myriad of potential applications supported by wireless sensor networks (WSNs) has generated much interest from the research community. Various applications range from small size low industrial monitoring to large scale energy constrained environmental monitoring. In all cases, an operational network is required to fulfill the application missions. In(More)
Wireless sensor networks, WSNs, are an efficient way to deal with low-rate communications in confined environments such as mines or nuclear power plants because of their simplicity of deployment and low cost. In these application domains, WSNs are used to gather data from sensor nodes towards a sink in a multi-hop convergecast structure. In this paper, we(More)
An inherent concern for a wireless sensor network(WSN)is the coverage problem. Sensors are usually deployed in the wild to create a network of sensors intended to monitor or control a target area: Sensor networks are assumed unattended in various environments such as disaster areas, hazard fields, or battle fields. However, random node deployment often(More)
Micaz motes can communicate on multiple frequencies as specified in the 802.15.4 standard. This reality has given birth to multichannel communication paradigm in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Obviously, multichannel communication mitigates interferences, jamming and congestion, whereas it brings also challenging issues. Thus, in this paper, we are(More)
In aerospace applications, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) collect data from sensor nodes towards a sink in a multi-hop convergecast structure. The throughput requirement of these applications is difficult to meet with a single wireless channel. That is why, in this paper, we focus on a multichannel time slot assignment that minimizes the data gathering(More)
In this work, we study raw convergecast in multichannel wireless sensor networks (WSNs) where the sink may be equipped with multiple radio interfaces. We propose Wave, a simple and efficient distributed joint channel and time slot assignment. We evaluate the number of slots needed to complete the convergecast by simulation and compare it to the optimal(More)
Convergecast is the transmission paradigm used by data gathering applications in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). For efficiency reasons, a collision-free slotted medium access is typically used: time slots are assigned to non-conflicting transmitters. Furthermore, in any slot, only the transmitters and the corresponding receivers are awake, the other nodes(More)