Mateo J.A.,Institute Investigacion en Informatica |
Macia H.,Institute Investigacion en Informatica |
Ruiz M.C.,Institute Investigacion en Informatica |
Calleja J.,Institute Investigacion en Informatica |
Royo F.,Institute Investigacion en Informatica
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks | Year: 2015
A novel collision resolution algorithm for wireless sensor networks is formally analysed via probabilistic model checking. The algorithm called 2CS-WSN is specifically designed to be used during the contention phase of IEEE 802.15.4. Discrete time Markov chains (DTMCs) have been proposed as modelling formalism and the well-known probabilistic symbolic model checker PRISM is used to check some correctness properties and different operating modes and, furthermore, to collect some performance measures. Thus, all the benefits of formal verification and simulation are gathered. These correctness properties as well as practical and relevant scenarios for the real world have agreed with the algorithm designers. © 2015 José A. Mateo et al.