A Scalable Redundant TDMA Protocol for High-Density WSNs Inside an Aircraft

  • Johannes Blanckenstein
  • Javier  Garcia-Jimenez
  • Jirka  Klaue
  • Holger  Karl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 281)


We present the results of a measurement campaign conducted with a wireless sensor network (WSN) deployment inside an aircraft. A robust and scalable TDMA protocol for mission-critical applications was developed, which exploits spatial diversity provided by redundant access points. The WSN, consisting of 500 sensor nodes organized in three cells with two redundant access points per cell, was installed in an Airbus A330–300. The link quality and the packet error rate with and without the redundant access points was evaluated. It was found that the packet error rate could be decreased more than four times by using the spatial diversity introduced by the dual access point approach.


redundancy deployment performance evaluation RSSI PER 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Blanckenstein
    • 1
  • Javier  Garcia-Jimenez
    • 1
  • Jirka  Klaue
    • 1
  • Holger  Karl
    • 2
  1. 1.EADS Innovation WorksMunichGermany
  2. 2.University PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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