[riot-devel] Transmission distance. Power profiler

Janna Om Janna_OM at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 2 14:34:29 CEST 2018

Thank You all for Your help!
The information was very helpful.
With best regards,

From: devel <devel-bounces at riot-os.org> on behalf of Gaëtan Harter <gaetan.harter at fu-berlin.de>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:44 PM
To: devel at riot-os.org
Subject: Re: [riot-devel] Transmission distance. Power profiler

Hi Janna,

just in case, note that the examples you gave in the iot-lab wiki were written for the iot-lab nodes port for Contiki.
So will not directly apply to RIOT for the macro names.

I understand that you can need both limiting power and increasing the threshold when you want to have a lower connectivity with the hardware deployment in IoT-LAB.

The "set_rssi_threshold" is currently not implemented in RIOT, but you could easily do it yourself (and do a PR maybe :))

The code I wrote in openlab was this one


Add packet reception rssi threshold values · iot-lab/openlab at e1b7709<https://github.com/iot-lab/openlab/commit/e1b7709b45d0fc926a15864e75081fbdd66c98fa>
Add the values of packet reception RSSI threshold. Should be used for configuring 'RX_PDT_LEVEL' in 'RX_SYN' register. It allows discarding packets that have a too low signal stren...


And it could be adapted by using RIOT at86rf2xx API like:


>From looking in the other at86rfxx drivers datasheets the configuration is the same but with different values for RSSI configuration

* at86rf231 page 103 http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/doc8111.pdf

* at86rf212b page 120 http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/Atmel-42002-MCU_Wireless-AT86RF212B_Datasheet.pdf

* at86rf233 page 113 http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/Atmel-8351-MCU_Wireless-AT86RF233_Datasheet.pdf

So the threshold definitions should be enclosed in the header with `#if  MODULE_AT86RF231`.



On 28.05.2018 13:13, Janna Om wrote:
i'm trying to reduce the transmission distance of iot-lab m3 sensor nodes.(The number of sensor nodes that can communicate directly with each other.)
I have used the solution proposed here https://github.com/iot-lab/iot-lab/wiki/Limit-nodes-connectivity. I could set the transmission power to -17dBm, but I couldn't find how to set the receiver sensitivity of the node. Is there a way in Riot to reduce the receiver sensitivity, or perhaps other ways to reduce the transmission range between the nodes?

Limit nodes connectivity · iot-lab/iot-lab Wiki · GitHub<https://github.com/iot-lab/iot-lab/wiki/Limit-nodes-connectivity>
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I would also like to measure the energy consumption of nodes while running my application. Does the Riot have an approach like Contiki's power profiler?
Many thanks in advance!

With kind regards,

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