Group-based discovery in low-duty-cycle mobile sensor networks

Liangyin Chen, Yu Gu, Shuo Guo, Tian He, Yuanchao Shu, Fan Zhang, Jiming Chen

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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks have been used in many mobile applications such as wildlife tracking and participatory urban sensing. Because of the combination of high mobility and low-duty-cycle operations, it is a challenging issue to reduce discovery delay among mobile nodes, so that mobile nodes can establish connection quickly once they are within each other's vicinity. Existing discovery designs are essentially pair-wise based, in which discovery is passively achieved when two nodes are pre-scheduled to wake-up at the same time. In contrast, for the first time, this work reduces discovery delay significantly by proactively referring wake-up schedules among a group of nodes. Because proactive references incur additional overhead, we introduce a novel selective reference mechanism based on spatiotemporal properties of neighborhood and the mobility of the nodes. Our quantitative analysis indicates that the discovery delay of our group-based mechanism is significantly smaller than that of the pair-wise one. Our testbed experiments using 40 sensor nodes confirm our theoretical analysis, showing one order of magnitude reduction in discovery delay compared with traditional pair-wise methods with only 0.5%∼8.8% increase in energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 9th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON 2012
Pages542-550
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 9th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON 2012 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 18 2012Jun 21 2012

Publication series

NameAnnual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks workshops
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2155-5486
ISSN (Electronic)2155-5494

Other

Other2012 9th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period6/18/126/21/12

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