GINSENG - Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Ricardo Silva
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6511)


Real deployments of wireless sensor networks (WSN) are rare, and virtually all have considerable limitations when the application in critical scenarios is concerned. On one side, research in WSNs tends to favour complex and non-realistic mechanisms and protocols and, on the other side, the responsible for the critical scenarios, such as the industry, still prefer well-known but expensive analog solutions. However, the aim of the GINSENG Project is to achieve the same reliability of WSNs that the conventional analog systems provide, by controlling the network performance. In this paper we present the GINSENG architecture and the platform that have been implemented in a real scenario, considered one of the most critical in the world: an Oil Refinery.


Wireless Sensor Network Performance Control Pipe Pressure Real Deployment Overload Control 
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    ODonovan, T., Brown, J., Roedig, U., Sreenan, C.J.,, J.: GINSENG: Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Proceedings of SECON 2010 7th annual IEEE SECON conference (2010)Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Silva
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  1. 1.TUBSUniversity of CoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.SAPUniversity College CorkRepublic of Ireland
  3. 3.SICSUniversity of CyprusCyprus
  4. 4.GALPLancaster UniversityUK

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