Implementation and Performance Evaluation of an Experimental Wireless Relay Sensor Network
Source: Aston University
The authors investigate the performance of an experimental wireless relay sensor network comprising a source node, a destination node and dedicated relay nodes. Two relaying algorithms, dynamic relaying and fixed relaying, are tested to find out to what extent the relaying algorithms could bring any benefit to a wireless sensor network. A simple scheme is applied at transmit nodes to eliminate the need for synchronization. The tests are carried out in an indoor environment with rare movement of objects. The results show that the network performance can be significantly improved by the presence of relay nodes if data are not protected by a repetition code.