Debugging low-power and lossy wireless networks : a survey

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dc.contributor.author Schoofs, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Ruzzelli, Antonio G.
dc.contributor.author O'Hare, G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-29T16:15:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-29T16:15:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 IEEE en
dc.date.issued 2011-03-24
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials en
dc.identifier.issn 1553-877X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3547
dc.description.abstract Recent economic and technical advances in wireless communication have allowed the deployment of low-power and lossy wireless networks—LowPANs, potentially comprised of a large number of nodes to serve new types of applications. However, the resource-constrained nature of microsensor platforms together with the unreliability and low-bandwidth of low-power and lossy wireless links have increased the risk and occurrence of network failures. Unlike with traditional wireless networks and controlled pre-deployment simulations and laboratory setups, likely events such as node crashes, inefficient networking and environmental interferences can potentially freeze a network post deployment. A survey of existing tools and related work in debugging LowPANs is presented, to provide a comprehensive state of the art of debugging tools and techniques. We divide debugging tools in two categories, pre-deployment tools and post-deployment tools, and evaluate their performance and limitations. From this study, we discuss the challenges in debugging LowPANs, providing the main issues and requirements that LowPANs’ specific constraints impose on debugging tools, to help developers choose the appropriate tool for specific needs. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IEEE en
dc.relation.requires CLARITY Research Collection en
dc.rights Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en
dc.subject Lowpans en
dc.subject Wireless sensor networks en
dc.subject Debugging en
dc.subject Survey en
dc.subject.lcsh Wireless sensor networks en
dc.subject.lcsh Debugging in computer science en
dc.title Debugging low-power and lossy wireless networks : a survey en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SURV.2011.021111.00098
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 14 en
dc.identifier.issue 2
dc.identifier.startpage 311
dc.identifier.endpage 321
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/SURV.2011.021111.00098
dc.neeo.contributor Schoofs|Anthony|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Ruzzelli|Antonio G.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor O'Hare|G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)|aut|
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