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Algorithm for data similarity measurements to reduce data redundancy in wireless sensor networks.

Abstract : Extending the lifetime of wireless sensor networks remains the most challenging and demand- ing requirement that impedes large-scale deploy- ments. The basic operation in WSNs is the systematic gathering and transmission of sensed data to a base station for further processing. During data gathering, the amount of data can be large sometimes, due to re- dundant data combined from different sensing nodes in the neighborhood. Thus the data gathered need to be processed before being transmitted, in order to detect and remove redundancy, which can impact the communication traffic and energy consumption of the network in a negative way. In this paper, we propose an algorithm to measure similarity between the data collected toward the base station(relative to a specific event monitoring), so that an aggregator sensor sends a minimum amount of information to the base station in a way that the latter can deduce the source information of sensing neighbors nodes. Further, our experimental results demonstrate that the communication traffic and the number of bits transmitted can be minimized while preserving ac- curacy on the base station estimations.
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Alia Ghaddar, Tahiry Razafindralambo, Isabelle Simplot-Ryl, Samar Tawbi, Abbas Hijazi. Algorithm for data similarity measurements to reduce data redundancy in wireless sensor networks.. Proc. IEEE WoWMoM, 1st International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN2010), 2010, Montreal, Canada, Canada. pp.1--6. ⟨inria-00546588⟩



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