Disentangling Wireless Sensing From Mesh Networking

Date Added: May 2010
Format: PDF

The resource demands of today's wireless mesh networking stacks hinder the progress of low-cost, low power wireless sensor nodes. Optimizing wireless sensors means reducing costs, increasing lifetimes, and locating sensors close to the action. Adding mesh networking functions like IP routing and forwarding increases RAM and ROM requirements and demands substantial idle listening to forward others' traffic, all of which adds cost and increases power draw.