A case for evaluating sensor network protocols concurrently

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/597225
Title:
A case for evaluating sensor network protocols concurrently
Authors:
Gnawali, Omprakash; Guibas, Leonidas; Levis, Philip
Abstract:
Researchers typically evaluate and compare protocols on the testbeds by running them one at a time. This methodology ignores the variation in link qualities and wireless environment across these experiments. These variations can introduce significant noise in the results. Evaluating two protocols concurrently, however, suffers from inter-protocol interactions. These interactions can perturb performance even under very light load, especially timing and timing sensitive protocols. We argue that the benefits of running protocols concurrently greatly outweigh the disadvantages. Protocols rarely run in isolation in real networks, and so considering such interactions is valuable. Although the wireless environment is still uncontrolled, concurrent evaluations make comparisons fair and more statistically sound. Through experiments on two testbeds, we make the case for evaluating and comparing low data-rate sensor network protocols by running them concurrently. Copyright 2010 ACM.
Citation:
Gnawali O, Guibas L, Levis P (2010) A case for evaluating sensor network protocols concurrently. Proceedings of the fifth ACM international workshop on Wireless network testbeds, experimental evaluation and characterization - WiNTECH ’10. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1860079.1860089.
Publisher:
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Journal:
Proceedings of the fifth ACM international workshop on Wireless network testbeds, experimental evaluation and characterization - WiNTECH '10
Issue Date:
2010
DOI:
10.1145/1860079.1860089
Type:
Conference Paper
Sponsors:
This work was supported by ARO AHPCRC grant W911NF-07-2-0027, generous gifts from DoCoMo Capital, the NationalScience Foundation under grants #0626151, #0831163,and #0846014, the King Abdullah University of Science andTechnology (KAUST), Microsoft Research, and a StanfordTerman Fellowship.
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dc.contributor.authorGnawali, Omprakashen
dc.contributor.authorGuibas, Leonidasen
dc.contributor.authorLevis, Philipen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:28:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:28:21Zen
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationGnawali O, Guibas L, Levis P (2010) A case for evaluating sensor network protocols concurrently. Proceedings of the fifth ACM international workshop on Wireless network testbeds, experimental evaluation and characterization - WiNTECH ’10. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1860079.1860089.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/1860079.1860089en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597225en
dc.description.abstractResearchers typically evaluate and compare protocols on the testbeds by running them one at a time. This methodology ignores the variation in link qualities and wireless environment across these experiments. These variations can introduce significant noise in the results. Evaluating two protocols concurrently, however, suffers from inter-protocol interactions. These interactions can perturb performance even under very light load, especially timing and timing sensitive protocols. We argue that the benefits of running protocols concurrently greatly outweigh the disadvantages. Protocols rarely run in isolation in real networks, and so considering such interactions is valuable. Although the wireless environment is still uncontrolled, concurrent evaluations make comparisons fair and more statistically sound. Through experiments on two testbeds, we make the case for evaluating and comparing low data-rate sensor network protocols by running them concurrently. Copyright 2010 ACM.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by ARO AHPCRC grant W911NF-07-2-0027, generous gifts from DoCoMo Capital, the NationalScience Foundation under grants #0626151, #0831163,and #0846014, the King Abdullah University of Science andTechnology (KAUST), Microsoft Research, and a StanfordTerman Fellowship.en
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)en
dc.subjectCollectionen
dc.subjectCTPen
dc.subjectDisseminationen
dc.subjectSensor networken
dc.subjectTestbeden
dc.titleA case for evaluating sensor network protocols concurrentlyen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the fifth ACM international workshop on Wireless network testbeds, experimental evaluation and characterization - WiNTECH '10en
dc.contributor.institutionStanford University, Palo Alto, United Statesen
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