IEEE 802.15.4 Channel Diversity in an Outdoor Environment

Atis Elsts, Hjalmar Wennerstrom, Christian Rohner

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Low-power wireless link quality is known to be frequency-dependent because of multipath fading and other factors. We present a performance study of IEEE 802.15.4 radio links that quantifies and analyzes this frequency-specific performance in a clear-field outdoor environment. Using data from 16 channels on 240 links, we show that effect from channel selection on the average link is up to 4.89 dB, comparable with the effect from 38.7 C change in temperature. These results provide a performance baseline for other environments, as the diversity can be expected to further increase in environments with more obstacles and external interference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th ACM Workshop on Real World Wireless Sensor Networks (RealWSN '15)
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450338400
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
EventRealWSN 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 31 Oct 201531 Oct 2015


WorkshopRealWSN 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of

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