WSN Implementation of the Average Consensus Algorithm
Source: Vienna University of Technology
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.