ANDES: An ANalysis-Based DEsign Tool for Wireless Sensor Networks
Source: University of Virginia
The authors have developed an analysis-based design tool, ANDES, for modeling a wireless sensor network system and analyzing its performance before deployment. ANDES enables designers to systematically develop a model for the system, refine it iteratively by tuning the system parameters based on existing analysis techniques, and resolve key design decisions according to the required system performance. This paper also presents a realtime communication schedulability analysis for sensor networks based on exact characterization which utilizes information regarding network topology and workload characteristics to analyze the schedulability of a set of periodic streams with realtime constraints.