Interference-Aware Transmission Power Control for Wireless Sensor Networks

Abstract

Maintaining the lowest possible transmission power in the wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is vulnerable to the interference fluctuations because of the bad signal-tointerference-plus-noise-ratio (SINR). The previous transmission power control (TPC) algorithms do not consider much for the interferences from other 2.4GHz devices, which can cause significant performance degradations in real world deployments. This paper proposes the interference-aware transmission power control (I-TPC) algorithm for WSNs. In the proposed algorithm, each node dynamically adjusts the transmission power and the received signal strength (RSS) target, hence the appropriate SINR is provided even when the wireless LAN (WLAN) interferences become strong. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms the previous algorithms in terms of the energy and the packet reception ratio (PRR) performance in WLAN interference environments. key words: Interference-Aware, Transmission Power Control

DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.11.3434

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@article{Kim2008InterferenceAwareTP, title={Interference-Aware Transmission Power Control for Wireless Sensor Networks}, author={Junseok Kim and Younggoo Kwon}, journal={IEICE Transactions}, year={2008}, volume={91-B}, pages={3434-3441} }