In this paper, Wireless Personal Area Network (IEEE 802.15.4) wireless channel utilization using Memsic (formerly Crossbow) IRIS Motes is measured and compared to ns2.34 simulation and theoretical models. Results show divergence between calculated, simulated and experimental results at higher throughput. Experimental results also highlight the limitations of the MoteWorks framework with regard to channel throughput measurements. A set of mitigation strategies is outlined to improve future research efforts aiming to characterize the validity of simulation models using the Memsic wireless sensor nodes.

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Keywords 802.15.4, IRIS Motes, ns2, throughput, ZigBee
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2011.5982675
Conference 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2011
Citation
Edwards, J. (Jonathan), Demers, F. (Frédéric), St-Hilaire, M, & Kunz, T. (2011). Comparison of ns2.34's ZigBee/802.15.4 implementation to Memsic's IRIS Motes. Presented at the 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2011. doi:10.1109/IWCMC.2011.5982675