Date of Award

2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Kemal Tepe

Second Advisor

Mitra Mirhassani

Keywords

Computer engineering, Electrical engineering

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are deployed for their diverse ability to monitor and control equipment ranging from transmission line systems to hydro usage data in residential areas. Specifically, Mesh networks are valuable in smart grid applications due to their self-configuring, self-healing properties. This project modified Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector routing Uppsala University (AODV-UU) to achieve two key functions; design a protocol that monitors static sensor networks for the collection of different data, and to establish then maintain a route to a specified control center. This is achieved by tuning the maintenance periods of the protocol and creating a mechanism for sharing the control center address. After a node receives the new control center address, it will promptly establish a route and keep it up. Secondly, a test-bed was designed to facilitate the setup of networks to simulate sensor networks, and to further assist in data harvesting of critical test data from all nodes concerned with the tests to be run.

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