AdaptCast: An integrated source to transmission scheme for wireless sensor networks
Author(s)Angelopoulos, Georgios; Medard, Muriel; Chandrakasan, Anantha P.
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This paper introduces AdaptCast, an integrated source to transmission scheme for wireless sensor networks (WSNs) that efficiently represents collected data and increases their robustness against channel errors across a wide range of signal to noise (SNR) values in a rateless fashion. AdaptCast leverages sparsity inherent in the majority of physical signals in order to parsimoniously represent them without relying on a specific signal model. The proposed scheme does not suffer from the sudden degradation in the tradeoff between distortion and SNR of rated channel coding schemes due to its direct, relative bit importance preserving modulation mapping. In addition, it does not require continuous feedback or channel state information (CSI) as a result of its rateless operation. Apart from point-to-point transmission, AdaptCast enables efficient multicasting to a set of nodes, serving each of them at a rate commensurate to its individual channel quality. We demonstrate AdaptCast's application-independent operation by using several typical signals captured in WSNs. Based on our analysis and simulation results, considering the tradeoff between distortion and channel quality, AdaptCast performs close in a point-to-point scenario to an idealized layered transmission scheme with instantaneous CSI and offers significant benefits in multiuser settings.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
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Angelopoulos, Georgios, Muriel Medard, and Anantha P. Chandrakasan. “AdaptCast: An Integrated Source to Transmission Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks.” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) (June 2015).
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