On the feasibility of making intelligent antenna selection decision in IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor networks

Mubashir Husain Rehmani, Abderrezak Rachedi, Stephane Lohier, Thierry Alves, Benoit Pousso

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Abstract

In this paper, we study the feasibility of making intelligent antenna selection decision in IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor networks. This study provides us the basis to design and implement software defined intelligent antenna switching capability to wireless sensor nodes based on link quality metric, such as Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI). As a first step, we discuss in detail the results of our newly designed radio module (Inverted-F Antenna) for 2.4 GHz bandwidth wireless sensor networks. In the second step, we propose an intelligent antenna selection strategy to exploit antenna diversity. To evaluate, we consider TelosB motes and compare the performance of the built-in TelosB antenna with our proposed external antenna in both laboratory and realistic environments. Experimental results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed radio module over the built-in radio module of the TelosB motes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Computing, Communications and IT Applications Conference, ComComAp 2013
Pages41-46
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE Computer, Communications and Applications Conference, ComComAp 2013 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 01 Apr 201304 Apr 2013

Publication series

Name2013 Computing, Communications and IT Applications Conference, ComComAp 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE Computer, Communications and Applications Conference, ComComAp 2013
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period01/04/201304/04/2013

Keywords

  • Antenna
  • IEEE 802.15.4
  • RSSI
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • ZigBee

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