WSN Implementation of the Average Consensus Algorithm

Date Added: Apr 2011
Format: PDF

This paper is motivated by the lack of distributed algorithm implementations on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in hardware. The authors deal exemplary with the implementation of the well-known average consensus algorithm. By formulating the algorithm into nesC, a C derivative, it is possible to enrich the knowledge of the algorithm with practical information, specific to embedded devices such as nodes. They created a simple mechanism of a time scheduled access to share the wireless channel among the nodes and guarantee a collision free environment, in which their implementation is tested. Their achieved results are consistent with theory.