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Optimize Throughput by Estimating Optimal Packet Length for Wireless Sensor Node

Hiren Patel, Vipul Shah



A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is employed for monitoring and control of distributed sensing points with the use of Sensor Nodes (SN). The sensor nodes form a wireless network to disseminate the sensed data over to the base station for its processing and analysis. For a wireless network, effective and efficient communication of data from the sensor node to base station plays a vital role in estimating the life of the network as a whole. The interferences and disturbance in the environment degrade the channel performance resulting in increased communication cost. In this paper, we propose a method to estimate the optimal Payload length considering the probability of error for the given scenario. For estimating optimal data-length in packet improves throughput and conserves communication by reducing retransmissions due to packet errors. Two techniques for 1D Optimization, Golden Section Search and Fibonacci Search Algorithm, are used and compared for Payload-length optimization with traditional exhaustive search method.

Keywords: Fibonacci search algorithm, golden section search, iterative search methods, optimization, packet length, payload length

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Hiren Patel, Vipul Shah. Optimize Throughput by Estimating Optimal Packet Length for Wireless Sensor Node. Journal of Communication Engineering & Systems. 2019; 9(2): 37–45p.


Payload Length, Packet Length, Optimization, Iterative Search Methods, Golden Section Search, Fibonacci Search Algorithm.

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