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Falko Dressler, Rodrigo Nebel and Abdalkarim Awad, "Distributed Passive Monitoring in Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 26th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2007), Demo Session, Anchorage, AK, May 2007.


Operation and control in wireless sensor networks (WSN) demands for new concepts and strategies such as distributed behavior control and self-organization. During the development and operation, the verification of the implemented algorithms is usually hard to discover. Monitoring techniques are required for this purpose. We present a concept for passive monitoring of WSN. Our hierarchical architecture allows a distributed monitoring and a subsequent analysis of the network traffic in the sensor networks. Basically, we employ sensor nodes with two radio interfaces. The first one is used to passively intercept radio packets in order to prevent any impact on the observed network behavior. The other one sends received information to the next level in the monitoring hierarchy towards a central analysis station.

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Falko Dressler
Rodrigo Nebel
Abdalkarim Awad

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    author = {Dressler, Falko and Nebel, Rodrigo and Awad, Abdalkarim},
    title = {{Distributed Passive Monitoring in Sensor Networks}},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    address = {Anchorage, AK},
    booktitle = {26th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2007), Demo Session},
    month = {5},
    year = {2007},

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