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Measurement-Based Performance and Admission Controlin Wireless Sensor Networks
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Data- och elektroteknik (Closed 20130701).
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Data- och elektroteknik (Closed 20130701).
2011 (English)In: The International Journal on Advances in Systems and Measurement, ISSN 1942-261x, Vol. 4, no 1-2, 32-45 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This journal paper presents a measurement-basedperformance management system for contention-based wireless sensor networks. Its main features are admission andperformance control based on measurement data from lightweight performance meters in the endpoints. Test results showthat admission and performance control improve the predictability and level of performance. The system can also be used asa tool for dimensioning and configuration of services in wireless sensor networks. Among the rapidly emerging services inwireless sensor networks we focus on healthcare applications

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IARIA , 2011. Vol. 4, no 1-2, 32-45 p.
Keyword [en]
wireless sensor network, admission control, performance monitoring and control
National Category
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-84683OAI: diva2:499558

Qc 20120215

Available from: 2012-02-15 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2016-02-22Bibliographically approved
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1. Performance Monitoring and Control in Wireless Sensor Networks
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2012 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Wireless personal area networks have emerged as an important communication infrastructure in areas such as at-home healthcare and home automation, independent living and assistive technology, as well as sports and wellness. Wireless personal area networks, including body sensor networks, are becoming more mature and are considered to be a realistic alternative as communication infrastructure for demanding services. However, to transmit data from e.g., an ECG in wireless networks is also a challenge, especially if multiple sensors compete for access. Contention-based networks offer simplicity and utilization advantages, but the drawback is lack of predictable performance. Recipients of data sent in wireless sensor networks need to know whether they can trust the information or not. Performance measurements, monitoring and control is of crucial importance for medical and healthcare applications in wireless sensor networks.

This thesis focuses on development, prototype implementation and evaluation of a performance management system with performance and admission control for wireless sensor networks. Furthermore, an implementation of a new method to compensate for clock drift between multiple wireless sensor nodes is also shown. Errors in time synchronization between nodes in Bluetooth networks, resulting in inadequate data fusion, are also analysed.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2012. vi, 21 p.
TRITA-STH : report, ISSN 1653-3836 ; 2012:3
body sensor networks, wireless sensor networks, performance monitoring, performance control, admission control, Bluetooth performance, clock drift compensation, time synchronization
National Category
Medical Engineering Communication Systems
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-94545 (URN)978-91-7501-354-1 (ISBN)
2012-06-05, Sal 3-221, Alfred Nobels allé 10, Huddinge, 11:00 (English)

QC 20120529

Available from: 2012-05-29 Created: 2012-05-10 Last updated: 2016-02-22Bibliographically approved

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