Design, analysis, and theoretical bounds in acoustic and RF sensor networks

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dc.contributor Hong, Xiaoyan
dc.contributor Vrbsky, Susan V.
dc.contributor Wang, Pu
dc.contributor Zhang, Jingyuan
dc.contributor.advisor Xiao, Yang Peng, Miao 2017-03-01T16:37:13Z 2017-03-01T16:37:13Z 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001136
dc.identifier.other Peng_alatus_0004D_11260
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have many important applications such as monitoring and tracking. Unlike traditional networks, a WSN has its own constraints, such as a limited amount of energy, short communication range, low bandwidth, and limited processing and storage in each sensor node. As a result, it is necessary to introduce new design concepts, create or improve existing protocols, and develop new algorithms in WSNs. This dissertation addresses several important issues in wireless sensor network design and performance analysis. We first investigate the fundamental performance limits of medium access control (MAC) protocols for particular multi-hop, RF-based wireless sensor networks and underwater sensor networks. A key aspect of this study is the modeling of a fair-access criterion that requires sensors to have an equal rate of frame delivery to the base station. Next, we analyze the performance of network service in outdoor environment, such as coverage and network lifework. Due to the characteristics of random deployment in outdoor environment, a distribution-free method is proposed to evaluate these metrics. Finally, we consider the design of a WSN for indoor environment. In this design, reference structure is incorporated into sensor node to enhance sensor awareness.
dc.format.extent 151 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Computer science
dc.title Design, analysis, and theoretical bounds in acoustic and RF sensor networks
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Computer Science Computer Science The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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