Cocasting and power control for energy efficient information dissemination in WSNs

Ilow, Jacek, Rangappa, Shreyas and Aslam, Nauman (2013) Cocasting and power control for energy efficient information dissemination in WSNs. In: ICNSC 2013 - 10th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, 10th - 12th April 2013, Evry, France.

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This paper considers energy efficient information dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) deploying co-operating nodes which by adjusting their transmission ranges minimize the total transmitted power in the network. Specifically, the design of routing protocols with a single relay node along a data path is proposed for multiple unicast sessions in a network with randomly distributed nodes. The protocols take advantage of topological diversity created by adapting the transmission power and exploit the benefits of network coding in a system where nodes are periodically generating data packets. Energy efficiency of the conventional, store-and-forward, and network coding based relaying schemes is analyzed in different propagation conditions and for various node densities. The best-case improvement in the energy efficiency achievable with network coding over store-and-forward is 25% for two node exchange of data. In WSNs, it is demonstrated through simulations that network coding offers realistically between 11% to 19% energy savings over the store-and-forward strategy. The deployment of the relaying node contributes to the improvement in energy efficiency over direct transmissions in a range of 80%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 16:24
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:33

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