|Type of publication:||Mastersthesis|
|Title||Efficient Data Collection Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks|
|Bibtex cite ID||RACTI-RU1-2010-69|
|Year published ||2010|
|School ||Computer Engineering and Informatics Department , University of Patras|
|Keywords ||Population protocols,Finite-state agents,Diffuse computation,Intermittent communication,Mediator|
In this thesis we investigate the problems of data routing and data collection in wireless sensor networks characterised by intense and higly diverse mobility. We propose a set of protocols that takes exploits the motion of the sensors in order to inform the sink about the network topology. We experimentally evaluate these protocolls in a wide range of topologies, including both homogeneous and heterogeneous ones.
We also investigate random walks as simple motion strategies for mobile sinks that perform data collection from static WSN's. We propose three new random walks that improve latency compared to already known ones, as well as a new metric called Proximity Variation. This metric captures the different way each random walks traverses the network area.
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