Noise-Immune Network Layer of the Protocol Stack for a Wireless Sensor Network of a Tree Topology

Authors: Makashov A.А., Terentiev M.N. Published: 29.03.2021
Published in issue: #1(134)/2021  
DOI: 10.18698/0236-3933-2021-1-135-147

Category: Informatics, Computer Engineering and Control | Chapter: System Analysis, Control, and Information Processing  
Keywords: wireless sensor network, reliability, network recovery, tree topology, noise immunity, keep-alive

The paper presents the network layer of the protocol stack in wireless sensor networks. This stack makes it possible to implement wireless sensor networks of a tree topology, which are able to function in the presence of noise. We state the requirements for the network layer and propose a development to the keep-alive mechanism that forms the basis of the network recovery subsystem. We present a functional flow block diagram of the network layer proposed and its model based on the ns-3 simulator. We also describe the noise model. Our simulation allowed us to estimate how noise interferes with the network operation and to show that the network layer of the protocol stack for a wireless sensor network featuring a network recovery mechanism is efficient in the presence of noise

The study was supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project RFBR no. 17-08-01641а)


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