Learn More
—A two-hop neighborhood information-based routing protocol is proposed for real-time wireless sensor networks. The approach of mapping packet deadline to a velocity is adopted as that in SPEED; however, our routing decision is made based on the novel two-hop velocity integrated with energy balancing mechanism. Initiative drop control is embedded to enhance(More)
We describe the architecture of FlowQoS, a system that makes it easier for users in home broadband access networks to configure quality of service based on applications and devices, as opposed to obscure, low-level parameters. The central tenet of FlowQoS's design is control logic that performs application identification and uses flow-table rules to forward(More)
1 (m, k)-firm means at least m deadlines should be met among any k consecutive task invocations or message transmissions. Providing (m, k)-firm guarantee is becoming attractive as it proposes an alternative between hard real-time guarantee (case of m = k) and soft (or probabilistic) real-time guarantee with p = m/k (when m, k → ∞) and allows more effective(More)
Normally, tasks are classified into real time and non real time according to temporal constraints for the processing and transmitting of these tasks, consequently the worst-case response time and average performance should be focused on them. However, in practical engineering context, partly violated temporal constraints can be tolerated if the violation(More)
—IEEE 802.15.4 is considered as the de facto standard for wireless sensor networks (WSN). However, the increased probability of collision at heavy load caused by the inherent behavior of CSMA/CA degrades the performance of WSN in terms of throughput and energy consumption. This led some to propose other MAC layer solutions to tackle these problems. Most of(More)
HAL is a multidisciplinary open access archive for the deposit and dissemination of scientific research documents, whether they are published or not. The documents may come from teaching and research institutions in France or abroad, or from public or private research centers. L'archive ouverte pluridisciplinaire HAL, est destinée au dépôt età la diffusion(More)
—Existing sensors and actuators, that can be used in an AAL (ambient assisting living) environment, work on heterogeneous network protocols, e.g., WiFi, Bluetooth, EIB/KNX and Zigbee. For a given sensor/actuator, the choice of its underlying communication protocol is optimized according to its bandwidth and/or energy needs. However, integrating(More)