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Contact Information
Address: P.O.Box 4500, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Room: TF409
E-mail: jussi.haapola at
Telephone: +358 (0)294 487622
Fax: +358 8 553 2845

Jussi Haapola

Project Manager, Dr. Sc. (Tech)

Research Interests

SENSEI project
Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocols for wireless sensor networks
Impulse Radio-Ultra WideBand (IR-UWB) MAC protocols for low data rate devices
Energy consumption, application and protocol modelling and estimation of wireless nodes
Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network Management


1. J. Haapola, N. Bui, "Towards Dynamic Application-Dependent Protocol Stacks for WSANs", Poster paper, Future Network and MobileSummit 2010, Florence, Italy, 6-18 June, 2010.
2. F. Martelli, L. Goratti, J. Haapola, "Performance of Sensor MAC Protocols for Medical ICT using IR-UWB Technology", Proc. of Third International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF), Valencia, Spain, 20-23 January, 2010.
3. J. Haapola, A. Rabbachin, L. Goratti ja C. Pomalaza-Ráez, Ian Oppermann, "Effect of Impulse Radio-Ultra Wideband based on Energy Collection on MAC Protocol Performance", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 58 No. 8, pp. 4491-4506, October 2009.
4. J. Haapola, F. Martelli, C. Pomalaza-Ráez, "Application-Driven Analytic Toolbox for WSNs", Proc. of 8th International Conference on Ad-Hoc Networks and Wireless, pp. 112-125, Murcia, Spain, 22-25 September, 2009.
5. N. Bui, J. Haapola, A. Gluhak, "Homogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks Through SENSEI's Resource Concept", Poster presentation, ICT mobilesummit, Santander, Spain, 2009.
6. L. Zhu, A. Gluhak and J. Haapola, "Enabling Interoperability of Wireless Sensor Networks", Poster presentation, Smart Sensing and Context - second European conference, EuroSSC 2007, Kendal, England, October 2007.
7. J. Ansari, J. Riihijärvi, P. Mähönen, J. Haapola, "Implementation and Performance Evaluation of nanoMAC: A Low-Power MAC Solution for High Density Wireless Sensor Networks", Int. Journal of Sensor Networks, Vol. 2, No. 5-6, 2007.
8. V. Bacci, F. Chiti, S. Morosi, J. Haapola, Z. Shelby, "Performance Evaluation of Optimized Medium Access Control Schemes Based on Ultra Wideband Technology", Proc. of IEEE 17th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2006.
9. L. Goratti, J. Haapola, I. Oppermann, "Energy Consumption of the IEEE 802.15.3 MAC Protocol in Communication Link Set-up over UWB Radio Technology", Wireless Personal Communications Journal special issue on WPMC'05.
10. J. Ansari, J. Riihijärvi, P. Mähönen, J. Haapola, "Implementation and Performance Evaluation of nanoMAC: A Low-Power MAC Solution for High Density Wireless Sensor Networks", Proc. of ICC 2006 Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, June 2006.
11. J. Haapola, L. Goratti, I. Suliman, A. Rabbachin, "Preamble Sense Multiple Access (PSMA) for Impulse Radio Ultra Wideband Sensor Networks", Proc. of SAMOS VI: Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, MOdeling, and Simulation, July 2006.
12. J. Haapola, Z. Shelby, Pomalaza-Ráez, P. Mähönen, "Multihop Medium Access Control for WSNs: An Energy Analysis Model", Eurasip Wireless Communications and Networking, special issue on Wireless Sensor Networks, Volume 2005, No. 4, 15 September 2005.
13. Z. Shelby, C. Pomalaza-Raez, H. Karvonen, J. Haapola, "Energy Optimization in Multihop Wireless Embedded and Sensor Networks", International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2005.
14. J. Haapola, Z. Shelby, C. Pomalaza-Ráez, P. Mähönen, "Cross-layer Energy Analysis of Multi-hop Wireless Sensor Networks," Proc. 2nd European Workshop on Sensor Networks (EWSN) 2005, Istanbul, Jan-Feb 2005.
15. I. Oppermann, L. Stoica, A. Rabbachin, Z. Shelby, J. Haapola, "UWB wireless sensor networks: UWEN - a practical example", Communications Magazine, IEEE, Dec. 2004.
16. Z. Shelby, C. Pamalaza-Ráez, J. Haapola, "Energy Optimization in Multihop Wireless Embedded and Sensor Networks" PIMRC conference, Barcelona, Sept 2004.
17. J. Haapola, "MAC Energy Performance in Duty Cycle Constrained Sensor Networks," Proc. International Workshop on Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks (IWWAN), May-June 2004.
18. J. Haapola, "NanoMAC: A Distributed MAC Protocol for Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks," Proc. XXVIII Convention on Radio Science & IV Finnish Wireless Communication Workshop, pp. 17-20, 2003.
19. J. Haapola, "Low-Power Wireless Measurement System for Physics Sensors," Master's thesis, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 2002, Department of Physical Sciences.