Performance Evaluation of the Collection Tree Protocol Based on Its Implementation for the Castalia Wireless Sensor Networks Simulator

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Many wireless sensor network applications rely on the availability of a collection service to route data packets towards a sink node. The service is typically accessed through well defined interfaces so as to hide the details of its implementation. Providing for efficient network operation, however, often requires investigating the interplay between specific collection services and application-level algorithms. To enable a smooth evaluation of these mutual dependencies, the authors implemented a reference collection protocol, known as CTP, as a module for the Castalia wireless sensor networks simulator.