Robust Sensor Networks in Homes Via Reactive Channel Hopping

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Executive Summary

Home Area Networks (HANs) consisting of wireless sensors have emerged as the enabling technology for important applications such as smart energy and assisted living. A key challenge faced in deploying robust Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) for home automation applications is the need to provide long-term, reliable operation in the face of the varied sources of interference found in typical residential settings. To better understand the channel dynamics in these environments, the authors performed an in-depth empirical study of the performance of HANs in ten real-life apartments. The empirical study leads to several key in-sights into designing robust HANs for residential environments.

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