Effect of fast moving object on RSSI in WSN: An experimental approach

Syed Hassan Ahmed, Safdar Hussain Bouk, Amjad Mehmood, Nadeem Javaid, Sasase Iwao

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In this paper, we experimentally investigate the effect of fast moving object on the RSSI in the wireless sensor networks in presence of the ground effect and antenna orientation in elevation direction. In experimental setup, MICAz mote pair was placed on the ground, where one mote acts as a transmitter and the other as a receiver. The transmitter mote's antenna was oriented in elevation direction with respect to the receiver mote's antenna. The fast moving object i.e. car, was passed between the motes and the fluctuations in the RSSI are observed. The experimental results show some sequential pattern in RSSI fluctuations when car moves at some relatively slow speed. However, some irregularities were also observed when antenna was oriented at 45 and 90 in elevation direction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Trends and Applications in Information Communication Technologies - Second International Multi Topic Conference, IMTIC 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 15
Event2nd International Multi Topic Conference, IMTIC 2012 - Jamshoro, Pakistan
Duration: 2012 Mar 282012 Mar 30

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume281 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Other2nd International Multi Topic Conference, IMTIC 2012


  • MICAz
  • RSSI
  • Sensor-less WSN
  • WSN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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