Paper 1: Reliability Evaluation Framework for Centralized Agricultural Internet of Things (Agri-IoT)
Abstract: This paper presents a holistic reliability evalua-tion framework for Agri-IoT based on real-world testbed and mathematical modeling of network failure prediction. A testbed has been designed, implemented, and deployed in the real-world in the experimental farm at Saint-Louis/Senegal as a representative area of Sahel conditions. Data collected has been used for real-world reliability analysis and to feed mathematical modeling of network reliability based on energy and environ-mental conditions data with Kaplan Meier and Nelson Aalen estimators. Key factors affecting the network’s lifespan, such as network coverage and density, are explored, along with a comprehensive evaluation of energy consumption to understand node discharge rates impact. The survival analysis, employing Kaplan-Meier and Nelson-Aalen estimators, establishes network stability and the probability of node survival over time. The findings contribute to the understanding of Agri-IoT reliability in a real-world Sahel environment, offering practical insights for system optimization and environmental challenge mitigation in real-world deployments.
Keywords: Energy; IoT; reliability; real-world testbed; opti-mization; Agri-IoT