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Type of publication:Inproceedings
Entered by:ichatz
TitleA New Energy Efficient and Fault-tolerant Protocol for Data Propagation in Smart Dust Networks using Varying Transmission Range
Bibtex cite IDRACTI-RU1-2004-23
Booktitle 37th Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS 2004)
Year published 2004
Month April
Pages 43-52
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Organization SCS
Location Arlington, Virginia, USA
DOI 10.1109/simsym.2004.1299464
Keywords Wireless Sensor Networks
In this work we propose a new energy efficient and fault tolerant protocol for data propagation in wireless sensor networks, the Variable Transmission Range Protocol VTRP. The basic idea of data propagation in VTRP is the varying range of data transmissions, ie. we allow the transmission range to increase in various ways. Thus data propagation in our protocol exhibits high fault-tolerance (by bypassing obstacles or faulty sensors) and increases network lifetime (since critical sensors, ie. close to the control center are not overused). As far as we know, it is the first time varying transmission range is used. We implement the protocol and perform an extensive experimental evaluation and comparison to a representative protocol (LTP) of several important performance measures with a focus on energy consumption. Our findings indeed demonstrate that our protocol achieves significant improvements in energy efficiency and network lifetime.
Antoniou, Athanasios
Boukerche, Azzedine
Chatzigiannakis, Ioannis
Mylonas, Georgios
Nikoletseas, Sotiris
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