Lab 10. Performance estimator
The "Dust Networks SmartMesh Power and Performance Estimator" (https://www.analog.com/en/technical-articles/smartmesh-power-and-performance-estimator.html) is a Excel-based tool which allows you to evaluate the performance of your network, given a set of constraints.
Download and open the performance estimator.
You probably have to enable the contents to be able to run the estimator
Assume that you have
20 1-hop motes
20 2-hop motes
each mote sends an 80-byte data packet every 30s
In the "Estimator" tab, enter parameters corresponding to the setup described above. What setting did you use?
number of motes per depth
What is the resulting estimated performance of your nodes?
Average current consumption at 1 hop
Average current consumption at 2 hops
mean upstream (US) latency at 1 hop
mean upstream (US) latency at 2 hops
Using the "Battery Life" tab, convert the average current consumption figures in the table above into lifetime, for the following batteries:
battery lifetime for 1-hop motes
battery lifetime for 2-hop motes