Modeling and Estimation of Partially Observed WLAN Activity for Cognitive WSNs
Efficient communication in the crowded ISM band requires the communication networks to be aware of the networking environment and to control their communication protocols accordingly. In this paper, the authors address the issue of efficient WSN communication under WLAN interference. They propose analytic models to describe the WLAN idle time distributions as observed by the WSN nodes, together with efficient methods for parameter estimation. They evaluate how the spectrum sensing capability of the sensors affects the performance of the idle period distribution estimation and conclude that the proposed solutions are accurate enough to support cognitive WSNs.