[Tinyos-help] wireless communication speed

Agnelo Silva agnelors at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 10:16:09 PST 2009

I have a similar scenario happening with me (MICA2 mote and TinyOS 1.x).
I developed a software that permits different configurations for the
experiments (total number of bytes per packet and timeout between the
transmission of each packet are some of the parameters).

Even with timeout equals zero in the software, the hardware/software "added"
more than 100ms between each transmitted packet. The best situation would
happen if I have bigger packets, but almost 50-byte packets is the usual
case for WSNs.

The community here can talk similar cases for different platforms.

Agnelo Rocha da Silva
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

2009/2/12 João Paulo Amaro da Costa Luz Carneiro <jcarneiro at netcabo.pt>

> Hi,
> I have a question related to the maximum transmission speed for the
> IRIS 2.4GHz mote.
> The datasheet Crossbow provides states that it can transmit at
> 250Kbps. Has anyone tested this speed?
> 250Kbps = 31,25KB/s
> If a normal packet has a default payload size of 28Bytes and the full
> packet with headers  (if I remember correctly) is around 44B, then a
> mote needs to be able to send  (31250 / 44 = ) 710 packets per second.
> The results I've experienced in my tests are very very far from this.
> The tests I made a few months ago I could send a packet every 250ms
> without packet loss but increasing the size or decreasing this 250ms
> would result in packet loss.
> Can someone share results or explain me anything I could be missing.
> Regards,
> Joao
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