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Network interrupts: supporting delay sensitive applications in low power wireless control networks

Brown, James and Finney, Joe and Efstratiou, Christos and Green, Ben and Davies, Nigel and Lowton, Mark and Kortuem, Gerd (2007) Network interrupts: supporting delay sensitive applications in low power wireless control networks. In: CHANTS '07 Proceedings of the second ACM workshop on Challenged networks. COMM ACM SIGCOMM . ACM, New York, USA, pp. 51-58. ISBN 978-1-59593-737-7. (doi:10.1145/1287791.1287802) (KAR id:38825)

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The importance in maintaining energy efficient communications in low power networks such as sensor and actuator networks is well understood. However, in recent years, a growing number of delay sensitive and interactive applications have been discovered for such networks, that are no longer purely limited to the data gathering model of sensor networks. Providing support application requiring low latency interaction in such environments without negatively affecting energy efficiency remains a challenging problem. This paper outlines the importance of this emerging class of application, discusses problems involved in supporting them in energy challenged environments, proposes a combined hardware and software mechanism based on heterogeneous wireless networking which works toward solving this problem, and goes on to evaluate this mechanism through experimental analysis. The paper concludes with a discussion of the applicability of the mechanism to typical application scenarios.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/1287791.1287802
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 15:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:52 UTC
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