Implementing Recovery in Low-Resource Stationary Wireless Sensor Networks

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Implementation of certain types of protocols on wireless sensor networks (WSNs) can be difficult due to the architecture of the motes. Identification of these issues and recommendations for workarounds can be very useful for the WSN research community testing hardware.

In recent work, the authors developed and implemented clustering, reprogramming and authentication protocols involved in recovering WSNs with low resources. In attempting to integrate these protocols, several issues arose in the implementation phase connected to pre-set configurations of the motes used.

In this paper, we describe the issues arising in integrating our protocols using Zigbee with IEEE 802.15.4 and the reprogramming module Deluge, and compare our challenges and solutions with those faced by other researchers in this area. Finally, we provide recommendations for consideration by researchers who may in future consider integrating several protocols on these platforms.