Delay Monitoring for Wireless Sensor Networks: An Architecture Using Air Sniffers

Date Added: Dec 2009
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Wireless sensor networks have been used for many delay-sensitive applications, e.g., emergency response and plant automation. In such networks, delay measurement is important for a number of reasons, e.g., real-time control of the networked system, and abnormal delay detection. In this paper, the authors propose a measurement architecture using distributed air sniffers, which provides convenient delay measurement, and requires no clock synchronization or instrumentation at the sensor nodes. One challenge in deploying this architecture is how to place the sniffers for efficient delay measurement.