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Extensive empirical studies presented in this article confirm that the quality of radio communication between low-power sensor devices varies significantly with time and environment. This phenomenon indicates that the previous topology control solutions, which use static transmission power, transmission range, and link quality, might not be effective in the(More)
This paper presents a feedback control real-time scheduling (FCS) framework for adaptive real-time systems. An advantage of the FCS framework is its use of feedback control theory (rather than ad hoc solutions) as a scientific underpinning. We apply a control theory based methodology to systematically design FCS algorithms to satisfy the transient and(More)
Optimal scheduling of real-time tasks on multiproc-essor systems is known to be computationally intractable for large task sets. Any practical scheduling algorithm for assigning real-time tasks to a multiprocessor system presents a trade-off between its computational complexity and its performance. In this study, new schedulability conditions are presented(More)
This paper presents the Real-Time Event Detection Service using Data Service Middleware (DSWare). DSWare provides data-centric and group-based services for sensor networks. The real-time event service handles unreliability of individual sensor reports, correlation among different sensor observations, and inherent real-time characteristics of events. The(More)
Studies in [7, 8, 91 concluded that for a variety of reasons, optimistic concurrency control appears well-suited to real-time database systems. Especially, they showed that in a real-time database system that discards tardy transactions, optimistic concurrency control outperforms locking. In this paper, we show that the optimistic algorithms used in those(More)
In sensor networks, it is crucial to design and employ energy-efficient communication protocols, since nodes are battery-powered and thus their lifetimes are limited. This paper studies data dissemination in two-tiered networks comprised of stationary sensor nodes and mobile data users who request periodic sensor data updates. We propose a protocol called(More)
Preventing denial-of-service attacks in wireless sensor networks is difficult primarily because of the limited resources available to network nodes and the ease with which attacks are perpetrated. Rather than jeopardize design requirements which call for simple, inexpensive , mass-producible devices, we propose a coping strategy that detects and maps jammed(More)