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Title: Packet sniffer node and system including the same to assess wireless communication performance

Abstract

A wireless system includes a plurality of wireless nodes structured to participate in a system test of the wireless nodes. The system test includes a plurality of test packets. A packet sniffer node includes a wireless receiver, a memory storing a schedule defining transmission and reception of the test packets by the wireless nodes, and a processor cooperating with the wireless receiver and the memory to receive at least some of the test packets responsive to the schedule, and to output data corresponding to the received test packets of the system test. A monitoring computer receives the output data from the processor of the packet sniffer node. Operation of the packet sniffer node, which does not transmit, does interfere with or alter execution of the system test.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Eaton Corp., Cleveland, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531629
Patent Number(s):
7697495
Application Number:
11/613,331
Assignee:
Eaton Corporation (Cleveland, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04L - TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04W - WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-04NT42071
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2006-12-20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Armstrong, Brian S. R., Pereira, Luis R., Das, Sujit R., and Rentel, Carlos H. Packet sniffer node and system including the same to assess wireless communication performance. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Armstrong, Brian S. R., Pereira, Luis R., Das, Sujit R., & Rentel, Carlos H. Packet sniffer node and system including the same to assess wireless communication performance. United States.
Armstrong, Brian S. R., Pereira, Luis R., Das, Sujit R., and Rentel, Carlos H. Tue . "Packet sniffer node and system including the same to assess wireless communication performance". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531629.
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