Experimental investigation of Reed-Solomon error correction technique for wireless sensor network

Cheah, Cheng-Lai and Tan, Poh-Ling and Ho, Chee-Kit * (2014) Experimental investigation of Reed-Solomon error correction technique for wireless sensor network. International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering, 4 (2). pp. 133-136. ISSN 2010-3719

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a Reed-Solomon (RS) error correction code with an error correction capability of 32 bytes for IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor network (WSN). This code is chosen based on our experimental investigation and the analysis of error pattern, which revealed that although there are as much as 82% of burst errors out of the total errors are present at WSN, the rate of occurrence of the burst errors decreases when the burst length increases. Experimental results show that the proposed error correction code is able to reduce the packet error rate (PER) significantly for distances shorter than 40 m. At the target PER of 10-3, the proposed technique is able to improve either the transmission distance by about 10 m or the received signal strength indication (RSSI) by about 8 dB compared to the WSN without error correction.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First and second authors are with the College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional; third author is with the Dept. of Financial Mathematics and Statistics, Sunway University Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: error pattern analysis; forward error correction; Reed-Solomon; wireless sensor network
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Sunway University > Sunway University Business School > Dept. Financial Mathematics & Statistics
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 14:57
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 14:57
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/274

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