NESL Technical Report #: 2007-10-4
Abstract: The quality of information (QoI) that sensor networks provide to the applications they support is an important design goal for their deployment and use. In this paper, we introduce a layered framework for QoI-centered evaluation of sensor network deployment. The layered framework allows decomposing the deployment evaluation in three steps: in put pre-processing, core analysis, and result post-processing. The layering allows the creation of a rich, modular toolkit for QoI-centered analysis that can accommodate both existing and new system modeling and analysis techniques. We demonstrate the utility of the framework by comparing the QoI performance of finite-sized sensor networks with general deployment topology. We also derive some new analysis results for the class of applications considered herein.
Publication Forum: International Workshop on Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks, PWSN
Place: Austin , TX
Public Document?: Yes
NESL Document?: Yes
Document category: Conference Paper