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Figure 5: Comparison for a 3-ring cluster of the error probability obtained via simulation and its large deviations bound. The error exponent is clearly correct and the difference approaches zero asymptotically. Comparing the performance of complex strategies via their error exponents will thus correctly show which strategy is best when motes have large numbers of 1-hop neighbors. Direct calculations and simulations are used to confirm those results for small to moderate numbers of neighbors.