Controllable Radio Interference for Experimental and Testing Purposes in Wireless Sensor Networks

Date Added: Jul 2009
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The authors address the problem of generating customized, controlled interference for experimental and testing purposes in Wireless Sensor Networks. The known coexistence problems between electronic devices sharing the same ISM radio band drive the design of new solutions to mitigate interference. The validation of these techniques and the assessment of protocols under external interference require the creation of reproducible and well-controlled interference patterns on real nodes, a nontrivial and time-consuming task. In this paper, they study methods to generate a precisely adjustable level of interference on a specific channel, with low-cost equipment and rapid calibration.