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Opportunistic Data Collection and Routing in Segmented Wireless Sensor Networks

Abstract : In this paper we address routing in the context of segmented wireless sensor networks in which a mobile entity, known as MULE, may collect data from the different subnetworks and forward it to a sink for processing. The chosen settings are inspired by the potential application of wireless sensor networks for airport surface monitoring. In such an environment, the subnetworks could take advantage of airport service vehicles, buses or even taxiing aircraft to transfer information to the sink (e.g., control tower), without interfering with the regular functioning of the airport. Generally, this kind of communication problem is addressed in the literature considering a single subsink in each subnetwork. We consider in this paper the multiple subsinks case and propose two strategies to decide when and where (to which subsink) sensor nodes should transmit their sensing data. Through a dedicated simulation model we have developed, we assess and compare the performance of both strategies in terms of packet delivery ratio, power consumption and workload balance among subsinks. This paper is an intermediate step in the research of this problem, which evidences the benefit of storing the information on the subsinks and distributing it among them before the arrival of the MULE. Based on results, we provide some information on further works.
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Juliette Garcia, Alain Pirovano, Mickaël Royer. Opportunistic Data Collection and Routing in Segmented Wireless Sensor Networks. AdHoc-Now 2019 18th international Conference on Ad-Hoc Networks and Wireless, Oct 2019, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. pp. 183-195., ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-31831-4_13⟩. ⟨hal-02380206⟩

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