Minimising Energy Consumption through Mobility with Connectivity preservation in Sensor Networks

Abstract : In typical mobile wireless sensor networks, flows sent from collecting sensors to a sink could traverse inefficient resource expensive paths and experience arbitrary delays. This is par- ticularly problematic in event-based sensor network where flows are of great importance. In this paper, we are interested in energy-aware routing algorithms that explicitly take ad- vantage of node mobility to improve energy consumption of computed paths. Mobility is a two-sword edge however. Moving a node may render the network disconnected and results in early termination of information delivery. To mitigate these problems, we propose a family of routing algorithm called CoMNet (Connectivity preservation Mobile routing protocols for actuator and sensor NETworks), that uses local information and modifies the network topol- ogy to support resource efficient transmissions. Our extensive simulations show that CoMNet has high energetic performance improvement compared to existing routing algorithms. More importantly, we show that CoMNet guarantees network connectivity and efficient resource consumption.
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Nicolas Gouvy, Essia Hamouda Elhafsi, Nathalie Mitton, David Simplot-Ryl. Minimising Energy Consumption through Mobility with Connectivity preservation in Sensor Networks. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, Taylor & Francis, 2012. ⟨hal-00689846⟩

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