Metrics for short-term radio signal disturbances detection in wireless sensor networks

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    Abstract

    Passive radio transmission interferences such as moving or stationary objects may cause temporal signal fading in the radio propagation environments of wireless sensor networks (WSN) and lead to link quality degradation. The short-term signal disturbances cause a major concern especially in industrial environments with continually incoming and outgoing trucks, moving around forklifts and workers, as well as large concrete and metal surfaces. We have studied the effects of certain environmental disturbances on the quality of the transmitted signals and applied different metrics to characterize the signal degradation. The objective was to find out if the received radio signal characteristics in the form of Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI), Bit-Error-Rate (BER) and Probability Density Function (PDF) of the received signal magnitude could be used to detect passive radio disturbances, and how these measurement results can be utilized to overcome the transmission problems. The results of our study show that RSSI and BER metrics can be used to detect and PDF values to further characterise the passive radio interferences disturbing radio transmission.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUltra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops (ICUMT), 2014 6th International Congress on
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages318-325
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-5291-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event6th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Duration: 6 Oct 20148 Oct 2014
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    Conference6th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops
    Abbreviated titleICUMT
    CountryRussian Federation
    CitySt. Petersburg
    Period6/10/148/10/14

    Keywords

    • radio disturbances
    • wireless tranmission
    • RSSI
    • motion detection

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    Eskola, M., Heikkilä, T., & Korkalainen, M. (2015). Metrics for short-term radio signal disturbances detection in wireless sensor networks. In Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops (ICUMT), 2014 6th International Congress on (pp. 318-325). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUMT.2014.7002121