Title: Performance evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4 wireless multi-hop networks: simulation and testbed approach

Authors: Wilson T.H. Woon, Tat-Chee Wan

Addresses: School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. ' School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Abstract: IEEE 802.15.4 for Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LR-WPANs) standard was designed specifically for simple, low-rate, and low power applications in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). It is available in ns2 simulator and numerous commercial sensor motes. In this paper a comprehensive performance evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4 using ns2 and testbed experiments is presented. The purpose is to measure the performance of the standard in various settings and compare the results obtained from simulation and realistic experiments. The performance metrics include Throughput, Packet Delivery Ratio, and Delay.

Keywords: IEEE 802.15.4; LR-WPAN; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; ad hoc networks; wireless networks; simulation; performance evaluation; personal area networks; PANs; throughput; packet delivery ratio; delay.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2008.016195

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2008 Vol.3 No.1, pp.57 - 66

Published online: 08 Dec 2007 *

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