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Robust multipath links for wireless sensor networks in irrigation applications

Wanzhi Qiu, Khusro Saleem, Minh Pham, Mark Halpern, Bryan Beresford-Smith, Anthony Overmars, Kithsiri B Dassanayake, Gavin Thoms, M Palaniswami (ed.), M Marusic (ed.), YW Law (ed.)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT SENSORS, SENSOR NETWORKS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING | IEEE | Published : 2007

Abstract

Wireless sensor networks for irrigation applications normally consist of low-cost and low-power nodes deployed in a harsh environment. It turns out that the radio links between the coordinating node and actuating nodes are more critical and are expected to be more robust to radio interference and node failure than links between the coordinating node and sensing nodes. We present an efficient method to create robust links for irrigation sensor networks built on the ZigBee specification. In particular, multipaths between the coordinating node and actuating nodes are created and used to enhance the critical links. It is shown that, by utilizing the properties of addresses of ZigBee networks, th..

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