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How to select the OOK detection threshold in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Automatic Control. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9810-3478
2009 (English)In: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference / [ed] 69th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Barcelona, SPAIN, APR 26-29, 2009, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

On-off keying (OOK) is an attractive modulation technique to reduce energy consumption of power-constrained wireless networks. The OOK detection threshold, however, must be carefully selected to minimize the bit error probability (BER). This is a challenging task to accomplish on resource-limited nodes or on networks with high-mobility. In this paper, an efficient algorithm to compute the optimal threshold is proposed. The system scenario considers nodes simultaneously transmitting over same frequencies in Rayleigh-log-normal or Rice-log-normal fading conditions. It is shown that by using the Stirling expansion for the BER, and a log-normal approximation, a quick contraction-mapping can be built to achieve the threshold numerically. The mapping is simple to implement and converges quickly. Numerical simulations verify the validity of the theoretical analysis, and show that the new algorithm performs quite well in scenarios of practical interest.

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, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, ISSN 1550-2252
Keyword [en]
CDMA, On-off keying (OOK) modulation, Wireless sensor network (WSNs), Bit error probability, Detection threshold, Efficient algorithm, Energy consumption, High mobility, Log-normal, Log-normal fading, Modulation techniques, Numerical simulation, On-off keying, Optimal threshold, Rayleigh, Stirling, Wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, Ad hoc networks, Algorithms, Bit error rate, Code division multiple access, Computer simulation, Electric load forecasting, Error detection, Modulation, Optical communication, Probability, Sensor networks, Wireless telecommunication systems, Wireless sensor networks
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Computer Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-28511DOI: 10.1109/VETECS.2009.5073578ISI: 000273169200026ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70349664430ISBN: 978-1-4244-2516-7OAI: diva2:390363
QC 20111021Available from: 2011-01-21 Created: 2011-01-14 Last updated: 2011-01-21Bibliographically approved

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