Hot packets:a systematic evaluation of the effect of temperature on low power wireless transceivers

Boano, Carlo Alberto and Wennerstrom, Hjalmar and Zuniga, Marco Antonio and Brown, James and Keppitiyagama, Chamath and Oppermann, Felix Jonathan and Roedig, Utz and Norden, Lars-Ake and Voigt, Thiemo and Romer, Kay (2013) Hot packets:a systematic evaluation of the effect of temperature on low power wireless transceivers. In: ExtremeCom 2013. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Temperature is known to have a significant effect on the performance of radio transceivers: the higher the temperature, the lower the quality of links. Analysing this effect is particularly important in sensor networks because several applications are exposed to harsh environmental conditions. Daily or hourly changes in temperature can dramatically reduce the throughput, increase the delay, or even lead to network partitions. A few studies have quantified the impact of temperature on low-power wireless links, but only for a limited temperature range and on a single radio transceiver. Building on top of these preliminary observations, we design a low-cost experimental infrastructure to vary the onboard temperature of sensor nodes in a repeatable fashion, and we study systematically the impact of temperature on various sensornet platforms. We show that temperature affects transmitting and receiving nodes differently, and that all platforms follow a similar trend that can be captured in a simple first-order model. This work represents an initial stepping stone aimed at predicting the performance of a network considering the particular temperature profile of a given environment.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information: Best Paper Award
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 65387
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Jun 2013 13:47
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 00:06
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/65387

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