Thomas M. M. Meyfroyt

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As the use of wireless sensor networks increases, the need for (energy-)efficient and reliable broadcasting algorithms grows. Ideally, a broadcasting algorithm should have the ability to quickly disseminate data, while keeping the number of transmissions low. In this paper we develop a model describing the message count in large-scale wireless sensor(More)
Trickle is a polite gossip algorithm for managing communication traffic. It is of particular interest in low-power wireless networks for reducing the amount of control traffic, as in routing protocols (RPL), or reducing network congestion, as in multicast protocols (MPL). Trickle is used at the network or application level, and relies on up-to-date(More)
The Trickle algorithm has been proposed as a suitable protocol for effective and efficient distribution and maintenance of code in wireless sensor networks. In this report we analyze the suitability of the Trickle algorithm for lighting control in terms of its parameter settings. We do this by developing and analyzing mathematical models of the Trickle(More)
Wireless sensor networks require communication protocols for efficiently propagating data in a distributed fashion. The Trickle algorithm is a popular protocol serving as the basis for many of the current standard communication protocols. In this paper we develop a mathematical model describing how Trickle propagates new data across a network consisting of(More)
As the use of wireless sensor networks increases, the need for efficient and reliable broadcasting algorithms grows. Ideally, a broadcasting algorithm should have the ability to quickly disseminate data, while keeping the number of transmissions low. In this paper, we analyze the popular Trickle algorithm, which has been proposed as a suitable communication(More)
Low-power wireless networks play an important role in the Internet of Things. Typically, these networks consist of a very large number of lossy and low-capacity devices, challenging the current state of the art in protocol design. In this context the Trickle algorithm plays an important role, serving as the basic mechanism for message dissemination in(More)
Wireless sensor networks require communication protocols for efficiently maintaining data in a distributed fashion. The Trickle algorithm is a popular protocol serving as the basis for many of the current standard communication protocols. In this paper we develop a mathematical model describing how Trickle maintains data, establish a relationship with a(More)
Wireless sensor networks require communication protocols for efficiently propagating and maintaining data in a distributed fashion. Ideally, a communication protocol is able to disseminate data quickly to all nodes in the network using as few transmissions as possible, while distributing transmission load fairly. In the context of wireless sensor networks(More)
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