[Tinyos-devel] FTSP testing result

Omprakash Gnawali gnawali at usc.edu
Tue Feb 3 08:47:48 PST 2009

It will be good for the FTSP authors to evaluate your patch and incorporate it.

Tutornet - There are 56 nodes on a floor of a large building. Each
transmission can probably be heard by about 20 nodes but the topology
does not have uniform density.

- om_p

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 7:40 AM, Thomas Schmid <thomas.schmid at gmail.com> wrote:
> The current version of FTSP has a quantization bug in it while
> calculating the sum of squares. Therefore, the time synchronization
> error is always around +/- 4ms. I attached a patch to this email which
> fixes this. Not sure if this helps with your problems though.
> How does the topology of tutornet look like? are all the nodes within
> radio range of each other? Or how many neighbors are there on average?
> Cheers,
> Thomas
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:18 PM, Omprakash Gnawali <gnawali at usc.edu> wrote:
>> I ran FTSP for a few hours on Tutornet and the result is not good. The
>> nodes go out-of-sync frequently enough to make the system unusable.
>> Setup: I updated my tos directory from CVS head earlier today. I
>> changed tests/TestFtsp to log FTSP time every 10s. 56 nodes total.
>> "PFLAGS += -DTIMESYNC_RATE=30" added to the Makefile.
>> Here are some results:
>> http://enl.usc.edu/~om_p/net2/ftsp/
>> Every 10s, for each node, I plot a point on the first graph if the
>> getGlobalTime() returns a FAIL indicating unavailability of global
>> time. If there are no dots on the graph, it would mean the nodes have
>> a valid global time at all times.
>> With Trickle timer, the results are worse, but maybe we should fix the
>> periodic case before we get to Trickle. Turns out the
>> consistency/PULL-bit is more complex than I had thought but it should
>> be doable.
>> - om_p
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> Thomas Schmid, Ph.D. Candidate
> Networked & Embedded Systems Laboratory (NESL)
> University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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