Wireless network systems will continue to have an increasing impact on our daily lives, and ultimately become an inseparable part of our social fabric. One important aspect of wireless networks is their performance (achievable bandwidth.) Thus, it is necessary to understand the performance (achievable bandwidth) in various scenarios that wireless networks can be deployed. Many studies have been conducted in normal scenarios where the temperature in between 20F - 80F. However, very little has been studied in those extreme cases, such as in really cold, hot, or humid scenarios. My research will focus on measuring the performance of wireless networks (WiFi or sensor networks) in those extreme cases.
Current experiments being explored include putting wireless devices into a refrigerator, oven, and high humidity environments. Bandwidth measurements in each scenario will later be used for analysis.