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Analysis of the Impact of Physical Environment on a Wireless Sensor Network

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors elaborate a set of scenarios and experiments for evaluating the impact of physical environment on a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). More specifically, a WSN application is implemented for collecting Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) measurements in two different environments. The main contributions are twofold: boxplot diagrams are used for graphical comparison of RSSI measurements, and statistical ANalysis Of VAriance (ANOVA) is performed for evaluating the impact of physical environment on a WSN. Results analysis shows the conditions under which the impact of physical environment on a WSN is significant.

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